Maxime Old, ‘Trolley Table, by Maxime Old’, ca. 1956, Design/Decorative Art, Maple, Steel, Wood, Avant-Garde Gallery
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Maxime Old

Trolley Table, by Maxime Old, ca. 1956

Maple, Steel, Wood
26 4/5 × 31 1/2 × 16 9/10 in
68 × 80 × 43 cm
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Paris
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Avant-Garde Gallery
Paris

Varnished maple tree trolley table with a black tube steel structure and three sliding paneled …

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Maxime Old
French, 1910–1991
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A designer and interior architect, Maxime Old came of age in 1930s France as part of a generation of designers who formed a bridge between artisanal traditions, Art Deco, and the country’s iconic postwar innovations in design. Born into a family of cabinetmakers, Old was liberal in his design references, with particular interest in the Bauhaus and Art Deco. He was famously instructed and mentored by Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann, whose emphasis on rationality, clean lines, and a workshop mentality (vs. the “ego” of many contemporaries) would influence Old profoundly. In parallel with his furniture commissions, usually made in rich, warm woods like mahogany and ebony, Old nurtured an impressive network of interior design clients, outfitting banks, embassies, luxury hotels, and cruise ships throughout France.

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Varnished maple tree trolley table with a black tube steel structure and three sliding paneled boards. The top board unfolds. This table was shown at the 1956 Salon des Artistes Decorateurs and was awarded at the Salon des Arts Menagers in 1957.

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Maxime Old
French, 1910–1991
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A designer and interior architect, Maxime Old came of age in 1930s France as part of a generation of designers who formed a bridge between artisanal traditions, Art Deco, and the country’s iconic postwar innovations in design. Born into a family of cabinetmakers, Old was liberal in his design references, with particular interest in the Bauhaus and Art Deco. He was famously instructed and mentored by Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann, whose emphasis on rationality, clean lines, and a workshop mentality (vs. the “ego” of many contemporaries) would influence Old profoundly. In parallel with his furniture commissions, usually made in rich, warm woods like mahogany and ebony, Old nurtured an impressive network of interior design clients, outfitting banks, embassies, luxury hotels, and cruise ships throughout France.

Maxime Old

Trolley Table, by Maxime Old, ca. 1956

Maple, Steel, Wood
26 4/5 × 31 1/2 × 16 9/10 in
68 × 80 × 43 cm
Sold
Location
Paris
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