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Designer Spotlight: André Arbus

André Arbus was a third generation French cabinetmaker from Toulouse. Born in 1903, Arbus worked in his family atelier and was trained in the same manner as 18th century masters Thomas Chippendale and George Hepplewhite.

He established himself in Paris is 1932 and in 1933 he won the Prix Blumenthal de la decoration and created some of his most iconic pieces. At the Exposition of 1937 he unveiled some of his best worth, a collaboration with the Maison de la famile francaise and continued to grow as an artist during the Palais au Saolon des Artistes Decorateurs in 1939. In 1942 Arbus constructed multiple farmhouses in the praries of Crau alongside fellow artist and furniture maker Lucien Rollin. Afterwards he designed and created the most impressive lighthouse on the Mediterranean before decorating his first cruise line. His work continued to improve and become even more impressive near the end of his life. He died in Paris in 1969.

AntiquitiesWeb has a select few pieces from André Arbus’s illustrious career. The pieces at AntiquitiesWeb are picked for their authenticity, beauty and originality. The following furniture-cum-art is available today:

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A pair of mahogany chaise lounges, in the manner of Andre Arbus. Circa late 20th century. 

 

 

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A bleached walnut burl coffee table by Andre Arbus, Provenance: Toulouse, France/ comes with certificate of authenticity. Circa 1930. 

If you’re looking for a piece from designer André Arbus contact AntiquitiesWeb. Our selection of top quality antiques are unique, original, and timelessly beautiful. No matter what kind of antique you’re looking for, AntiquitiesWeb has the piece for you. To see these pieces and more call us at 212-644-4236, contact us, or visit our New York gallery.

 

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