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1937 "Sculpture Decorative" portfolio

This portfolio was printed by Charles Moreau, Paris and contains 32 plates of decorative sculpture from the 1937 International Exhibition. It also contains a separate "booklet" that is the same size as the portfolio containing a Foreword (Avant-Propos) by Paul Leon (the Honorary Director General of the Beaux-Arts), an Introduction by Louis Hautecoeur, (the Curator of the Luxembourg Museum & the Director of Works of Art for the 1937 Exhibition) and a List of Plates. There are pictures of the works of Janniot, Dunnard, Bouraine, Leleu, Vernon and many more of the great names of the Art Deco period. There is a also an approbation note from John Tiranti & Co, London, the English retailers, dated 23 April 1938 consigning the Portfolio on approval to a client. The plates are a feast of Art Deco design.

Approximate dimensions:
Weight: 3lbs 10.25ozs - 1670gms
Length: 16.38ins - 41.6cms
Width: 12.44ins - 31.6cms
Depth: 0.63ins - 1.7cms

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