Monday, April 16, 2012

Fireplaces and Skyscrapers

Well, as promised, this is all from the 1930s trade catalogue I bought at the NEC, Antiques for Everyone fair in the past week. I was, of course, swayed to this item in particular because Brown and Smith Ltd (perhaps the two most common surnames in England) were based at 22-34 The Quay, Portsea.

I'm not usually a fan of Art Deco but I do, perhaps paradoxically, think that it's one of the most 'liveable' of the styles when in a domestic setting. These fireplaces below are so humble and certainly domestic and yet are redolent of skyscrapers...

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