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Art Deco & Retro
The Art Deco style emerged during the jazz-inspired, streamlined-age of the
1920s and 1930s. Hollywood was turning out movies glamorizing lifestyles
of the wealthy boasting luxurious interiors emphasizing sleek lines and
The most decorative styles of the Modern era, furniture frames, tables,
and chests were made from the more exotic wood species such as zebrawood,
rosewood, and ebony.
Opulent upholstery textiles of velvet and mohair softened polished metals
of stainless steel and chrome, and translucent glass.
Today's Art Deco inspirations, sometimes referred to as "retro," are more
restrained in their elegance yet still emphasize rich wood grain veneering
although no endangered species are used.