Deco to die for
Art Deco is all about sophistication. Sleek chrome, rich woods, worn-in leather. Luxury that has everything to do with quality and nothing to do with fuss.
With its elegant proportions, this Walter von Nessen lamp would suit a Deco room.
A clock like this really catches the eye. Search "Westclox Big Ben" for similar styles.
Old movie-theatre exit signs, like this one, look great above a doorway.
Can't you just picture Ingrid Bergman taking a cigarette from this rosewood box ?
The designs of Warren McArthur, which include these chairs, helped define the period.
If you're looking for similar pieces, use eBay keywords Shaw-Walker, Goodform, (Warren) McArthur, Deskey, "Machine Age," and streamline(d).
Sellers who specialize in Deco include ami2763, roxyartdeco, frenchstyle, and luvena183.
[Top and bottom photos are of the 60 Thompson Hotel in Manhattan.]