The desk is one the most representative article of Maxime Old's realizations. Some pictures with a full description are reported in the magazine "Art Decoration" in 1938.
Maxime Old was born on 13th December 1910 in Maisons-Alfort. Maxime Old was the son and nephew of a cabinet-maker, former pupil of the Boulle School, and had a deep passion for wood. His creations were conceived as sculpture so that his furnishings are free of decorations or ornaments. He truly learned the secrets of this fine craft to which he adds the expressive value of a great technique. He came to understand the fundamental importance of functionalism, which is able to conceal itself in the purity of the forms and the delicacy of the styling.
Maxime Old studied and created a series of small dressing tables, feminine desks with a series of delicate combinations, dressmaker's tables, as well as reading desks, according to specific order requirements. He is not considered to be an actual furniture technician, except in the odd exceptional case, but proved capable of forming a rapport with the interior design sphere, giving a wide scope for paintings, tapestries and objects that truly personalize the environment.
Made in Italy.
Dimensions: H 30 1/4" D 31 1/2" W 82 3/4"
Materials: Desk with two drawers. Top of with a cherry veneer. Edges and legs in solid cherry wood.
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