Maison Desny cocktail set, c. 1928
Price Code: SOLD
Reference: 5068 (Maison Desny cocktail set (7) & 5259 (cocktail tray)
An incredibly rare and important Art Deco cocktail set comprising silver-plated Modernist cocktail shaker and six goblets, each piece stamped each piece stamped ‘DESNY PARIS, MADE IN FRANCE’, circa 1928.
Height of shaker: 10 inches (26 cms).
Height of each goblet: 5 inches (13 cms).
Additional Notes: Maison Desny (1927 – 1933).
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 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 Giacometti, Robert Mallet-Stevens 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. The cocktail set is arguably Desny’s most iconic and desirable piece, undeniably evoking the spirit of Art Déco.
Price code for Maison Desny Cocktail set: ££££
A stylish mirrored-hardwood Art Deco cocktail tray, with barrel-handles and linear detailing.
Size: 11 inches (28 cms) square.
Price Code for Cocktail tray: £
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