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  Edgar Brandt
French, 1880 - 1960
Firescreen, c. 1923

H. 45 x W. 35 in.

An exceptional artist and craftsman, Edgar Brandt used his considerable genius and skills to render a seemingly crude mediumironwork—with a sense of elegance and grace. Throughout his life, Brandt fostered a deep appreciation for the traditional French decorative arts, while making every effort to keep France at the forefront of contemporary design. This fireplace screen features a stylized fountain, which symbolizes the eternal source of life. It became a quintessential Art Deco icon during the 1920s and shows Brandt’s rigorous craftsmanship and love of meticulous detail.