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Putting on the Glitz: Silver Screen Style of the 1920s and 30s

Find fabulous Hollywood style at the Decorative Fair!

deco detail - satin, bullion fringe, mirrors

Many of our 20th century design dealers sell original Art Deco and deco-inspired pieces to bring a dash of glamour to your interiors. Look for glittering waterfall chandeliers and mirrored furniture to add sparkle. Curvaceous sofas upholstered in luscious velvets and colourful ‘hostess’ chairs create a chic and very elegant setting. Mix black, white, silver and soft pink or coppery toned colours in your accessories – gleaming sculptural glassware and Venetian mirrors.

L&VArt&Design-Art Deco Bridge Chairs, French c1930 (new satin upholstery

Art Deco Bridge Chairs, French c1930 (new satin upholstery) from exhibitor L & V Art & Design

Celebrate cocktail hour with all its stylish accessories: make space for a drinks trolley and display a classic cocktail shaker and glasses. Channel the mood of glamorous black and white films with vintage posters, and luggage from the era of early airline travel.

Mirrored cocktail cabinet

Mirrored cocktail cabinet

Luxury materials such as birds-eye maple, shagreen, leather, lacquer and parchment were all used in the deco period on furniture and table-top accessories.

When you are at the Fair, look out for dealers that specialise on the look, like Jeroen Markies (art deco), Fiona McDonald (C20th design), Philip Varma (C20th lighting & mirrors), Monika (fine costume jewellery & bags), Quindry (C20th with an emphasis on French style), C20C (furniture & lighting), Tim Smith-Vincent (smaller furniture, lighting & collectable glass and ceramics), Antikbar (posters), Kiki Design (C20th design, chic textiles & select antiques) and L & V Art and Design (C20th furniture and art).

Waterfall chandelier, circular rooms & wrought metalwork - deco inspiration

Waterfall chandelier, circular rooms & wrought metalwork

 Antikbar-SpanishFashionPoster,1935-web

Spanish fashion poster, 1935 from exhibitor Antikbar

1920s lacquered folding screen, deco inspired by Japanese style

1920s lacquered folding screen, deco inspired

deco detail - satin, bullion fringe, mirrors