Signed: B. SPADE, DECORATEUR, PARIS (metal plaque)
H: 17 5/8″ x W: 31 5/8″ x D: 18″
After WWI, Marseilles-native Batistin Spade started a workshop for cabinetry and textile design. During the years between the wars he gained recognition for his refined and sumptuous furniture and interiors. The designer worked on some 30 ocean liners, including the Île de France (1926) and the Normandie (1935). In the early 40s, Mobilier National chose Spade to create office interiors for numerous ambassadors and government officials.
Madame Berlioz and Monsieur Leroy, Paris (Place Vendome, 19 Rue de la Paix active 1920’s through the 1940’s) Art Deco “Pennanular” brooch, onyx and black and enameled 18k gold further set with 53 diamonds in arcing details set in platinum with three ovoid Persian turquoise cabochons, signed, c.1920’s