Art Deco with cocktails

Words by:
William Gregory MRICS, Golding Young and Mawer Auctioneers
Featured in:
September 2014

Auctions are always full of decorative items but preferred styles and designs vary from bidder to bidder. This is one of the attractions for buyers, who will develop their collections based on individual interests and taste. Art Deco and cocktails are perfect partners and will appeal to those with a love of the Jazz Age.

Art Deco is a term used to describe the decorative styles of the 1920s and ’30s. Bold curves with geometric shapes, along with the use of new materials and techniques, are the keynotes. Easily recognisable, it can evoke the passion of the early twentieth century – its wild dance crazes, music and films. The cocktail came alive during this period becoming a staple of nightlife and fashion. Illustrated are items influenced both by Art Deco and cocktails, along with their recent auction prices.



Never miss a copy!

Big savings when you take out a subscription.

DOWNTOWN COMPETITION: YOUR GLORIOUS GARDEN IMAGESAre you proud of what you’ve accomplished in your garden or outside space during 2020 & 2021? Have you grown something amazing, built the perfect arbour, created a sumptuous lawn or a snug sunspot packed with beautifully planted pots? Did Downtown Garden Centre help – with the seeds, a fantastic new lawnmower, some luxury garden furniture or smart looking gravel or slate for walkways? You took a photograph... right!? In Spring 2022 we’ll be launching the Downtown Spring Magazine in conjunction with Lincolnshire Life Magazine and we’re looking for a wonderful front cover shot. T&Cs apply. To see full details of Terms and Conditions which apply to entries submitted for this competition go to: www.oldrids.co.uk/spring-garden-competition ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago  ·