Deco design features at McTear's in July

Art Deco is an artistic and cultural movement which spanned the boom of the 1920s and the Great Depression of the 1930s. The term ‘Art Deco’ was coined in the 1960s. Stylistically, Art Deco was eclectic and drew on many sources. It emerged from the rapid industrialisation which was transforming industry and it reflected the growing mechanisation of production. This emphasis is one factor which separates Art Deco from its predecessor, Art Nouveau. Art Deco was globally popular and affected all aspects of art and design from architecture, interior design, fashion, and cinema, to automobiles, furniture, china, textiles and jewellery. Deco was used extensively for public works projects, including ocean liners, cinemas and amusement parks. In Scotland, it is common to see Art Deco architecture in older picture houses.

The luxury, glamour and exuberance of Deco began to wane in popularity by onset of the Second World War. Deco experience a resurgence in the 1960s, and it continues to prove popular at auction. The Furniture & Works of Art Auction taking place on 8th July offers a number of beautiful examples of Deco design, including a set of twelve Art Deco painted glass panels, a mahogany circular display cabinet, a plaster figure and Deco and Deco-style lamps. The deadline for this auction is 21st June. To consign or for further information, please email or telephone 0141 810 2880.

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