Medium: Wrought iron with gilt and lacquer, glass
Dimensions: Height: 59 inches - Width: 19 inches - Depth: 10 inches
Michel Zadounaïsky was well known in his own time, and is duly recognized today, for his meticulous execution of wrought iron furnishings and artwork. Having learned the trade at a very young age, he became devoted to the medium, mastering his well known style characterized by curves, interlacing patterns, and sharp points in the early 1920s. By the 1930s he was a fixture in the homes of that era's wealthy French elite. The artist’s level of craftsmanship and intriguing designs single him out as one of the most unique and expressive voices of the French Art Deco.
This particular piece was originally designed as an aquarium and features fine martelé finish, with gilt and red lacquer highlights, and a central, glass paneled, backlit niche. Signed and dated on the front.