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Superb Inspiration - Cedric Gibbons

"Men Must Fight" 1933 Supervisory Art Director - Cedric Gibbons

Superb Inspiration: 

Sateen upholstered chaise with deep tufted buttons. 

The curtains in three color shades and

the staircase…. drama.

Metallic surfaces … heaven!

Cedric Gibbons - Art Director

"The EasiestWay” 1931 - Art Director - Cedric Gibbons 
Scene photo from the movie "The EasiestWay” 1931 - Art Director - Cedric Gibbons 

Armand Albert Rateau - Rockstar of the 1925s.

Duchess Alba - The bath suite designed by A. Rateau via Musee Arts Decoratifs

Who: A wedding gift from the 17th Duke of Alba de Tormes to his bride, the Spanish aristocrat Totó Alba. What: A three-room suite in the couple’s 18th-century residence, Palacio de Liria, in Madrid. Decorated by Armand Albert Rateau (1882–1938), one of the most exclusive interior designers of the 1920s.
Only two photos of the bath exist by Madrid photographer M. Moreno. Some objects of this bathroom suite will be auctioned at Christie’s in Paris on May 23.

Above is one of the photos that survived. They illustrate a high-ceilinged ovoid room, anchored by a central sunken tub of white Carrara marble that was set into a black-and-white stone floor trimmed with gold mosaic tiles. Wrapping the space was a 360-degree mural of gold leaf and dark-brown lacquer. The hand-painted scenes depict a fantasy forest interspersed with fauna both wild and domestic.

Duchess Alba - Chaise
Duchess Alba - Chaise
Duchess Alba - Low table

Albert Rateau - bath Fixtures
Duchess-alba- Low Table

Duchess Alba - Portrait with daughter

Duchess Alba - Vanity
Duchess Alba -  Bath Plan by A. Rateau, 1921

Chinois Palais Fabric

Schumacher fabric by Mary McDonald 

Schumacher Chinois Palais Tangerine
by Mary McDonald Fabric available on eBay...  here
Schumacher fabric by Mary McDonald

Paris a 1930s Apartment by Ramy Fischler

Where: On the edge of Paris, where the wealthy 16th Arrondissement meets the leafy Bois de Boulogne.An apartment building, 1930’s art deco, 3,800-square-foot duplex maisonette. Designer: Ramy Fischler

Living and dining rooms: Restored 18th-century paneling, painted the top of the paneling with the
 same brilliant white as the ceiling.The paint fades out as it descends, leaving the natural-finished
oak visible, a tartling effect like a shimmering ghost.

The entry hall: Trompe l’oeil full-length “curtains,” plaster shaped into folds and
hand-lacquered in varying shades of white.
The entry's curtains are molded in lacquered plaster.

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