Monumental 1920s Solid Walnut Carved Fire Surround

Monumental 1920s Solid Walnut Carved Fire Surround.

PRESENTING A STUNNING, HIGH QUALITY and EXTREMELY RARE Early 20th Century (Nouveau/Deco Era) Monumental 1920’s Solid Walnut Carved Fire Surround…..from circa 1925-30.

The Fire Surround is made of solid walnut with a GORGEOUS NATURAL PATINA, with an indented top, large shelf, vine leaf carving on the front panel, supported by 6 scrolling acanthus corbels and curved and molded legs and sides to create depth.

Elegant and stylish piece. This was a very high-end item in it’s day and was probably ‘Custom Made’!

It was located in a Mansion in Highland Park, Texas built in 1929.

It exudes quality and style !!!


ART DECO ERA: Art Deco (/ˌɑːrt ˈdɛkoʊ/), or Deco, is an influential visual arts design style that first appeared in France just before World War I [1] and began flourishing internationally in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s before its popularity waned after World War II.[2] It took its name, short for Arts Décoratifs, from the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes (International Exposition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts) held in Paris in 1925.[3] It is an eclectic style that combines traditional craft motifs with Machine Age imagery and materials. The style is often characterized by rich colours, bold geometric shapes and lavish ornamentation.

Deco emerged from the interwar period when rapid industrialisation was transforming culture. One of its major attributes is an embrace of technology. This distinguishes Deco from the organic motifs favoured by its predecessor Art Nouveau.

Historian Bevis Hillier defined Art Deco as “an assertively modern style [that] ran to symmetry rather than asymmetry, and to the rectilinear rather than the curvilinear; it responded to the demands of the machine and of new material [and] the requirements of mass production”.

During its heyday, Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance and faith in social and technological progress.


Monumental 1920s Solid Walnut Carved Fire Surround.

Provenance: Part of a Private Dallas Collection.

Dimensions: 83.5″ Wide, 66″ Tall and 9.25″ deep


Note: The ‘Iron Grate’ insert is being sold with the piece….BUT….the And-Irons and Brass Fire Fender are being sold separately. Interested Buyers should be aware, however, that the Fender and And-irons have always been with this piece and came out of the same Collection.


Monumental 1920s Solid Walnut Carved Fire Surround

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