The French were the ones who had conceived the style we call Art Deco. It was a reaction to the stuffy Victorian styles and the start of the new, also called the Machine Age. New Yorks Chrysler building is a landmark example of this style. The style took hold in America from 1920 and continued into the fifties. Art Deco influenced architecture, furniture, sculpture, clothing, jewelry and graphic design. Please note that if you put your mouse over any of the images they will enlarge.
A beautiful fruitwood veneeredmantelclock in the Bauhaus
Fabulous 1930s Art Deco Mantle Clock