This is a stunning and rare pair of Original rare antique 1930s Art Deco cloud back armchairs by Epstein. Each armchair is cloud shaped with a comfortable cushion seat. These chairs were reupholstered in 1978. Height 81 x width 74 x depth 92. Price for the pair. Epstein furniture; was originally founded in East London by Polish immigrants in the 1890s. The firm passed to brothers Harry and Lou Epstein and the pair turned their attention to the production of Art Deco forms from the 1930s until the 1950s. Finished to high standards, most pieces were custom-made in veneers of burr maple, sycamore or walnut. The design of the famous ‘cloud’ seat furniture is credited to Epstein and the company also popularized the uniquely British taste in suite furniture. Following World War II, Epstein had showrooms in London, Manchester and Glasgow. A conservative Art Deco style became the company`s trademark after the war and most pieces were made from bleached walnut. Art Deco pieces are not signed.
A pair of Epstein cloud chairs c.1930