Donald Deskey, a pioneer in the field of Industrial design. In Paris he attended the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, which influenced his approach to design. He established a design consulting firm in New York City, and later the firm of Deskey-Vollmer which specialized in furniture and textile design. His designs in this era progress from Art Deco to Streamline Moderne.
Art Deco Dining table with a two lyre supports which was originally designed by Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann for the Hotel Ducharne. Veneered in Macassar Ebony, it features a stepped black lacquer edge and base. The definitive Art Deco lyre supports are decorated with silver detail.