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Cocktail set by Maison Desny, 1928

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Maison Desny, Paris (1927-1933)

An extremely rare and important Art Deco cocktail set from 1928, comprising cocktail shaker and six goblets ensuite. All elements of the set are correctly stamped ‘DESNY PARIS, MADE IN FRANCE’ and are in lovely, original condition.

Illustrated: ‘The Cocktail Shaker’ by Simon Khachadourian, page 40

Height of shaker: 10 inches (26 cm)

Maison Desny was located at Avenue des Champs Elysées in Paris from 1927 to 1933 and was established by M. Desnet and Clément Nauny (the name ‘Desny’ being an amalgam of their two surnames). During its brief but illustrious history, Maison Desny created complete interiors for a select clientele, designing furniture, murals, rugs, lighting and decorative objects in a strikingly refined and geometric Modernist vocabulary. They collaborated with artists and designers including Diego and Alberto Giacometti, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Djo Bourgeois and Jean-Michel Frank, and created interiors for Worth and Chanel.

The short life-span of the company, due to Desnet’s death in 1933, has resulted in all of Desny’s work being scarce and highly sought-after today. This cocktail set is arguably Desny’s most iconic and desirable piece, undeniably evoking the spirit of Art Déco.

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Shown with a stylish mirrored hardwood Art Deco cocktail tray, with barrel handles and linear detailing.

Size: 11 inches (28 cm) square.

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