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Jean PASCAUD (1903-1996)

An engineer who graduated in 1924 from l’Ecole centrale des Arts et Manufactures (Central School for the Arts and Manufacturing), Pascaud eventually steered toward the applied arts and, after the 1925 Exposition of Decorative Arts, more specifically toward furnishings.

His furniture, rather massive but in grand linear style, was finished in veneer.  Pascaud utilized varioius kinds of woods of the times—Makassar ebony, walnut and sycamore—revealing the lovely grain of the wood.  Sometimes he embellished them with inlays of metal, parchment or galuchat (shagreen).

In 1935, Pascaud appointed one of the ten luxury suites on the Normandy cruise liner as well as a waiting room for the Minister of National Education in 1938.

 

 

Cf. P. KJELLBERG, Art Déco, Les maîtres du mobilier, Le décor des paquebots, Ed. de l’Amateur, Paris, 2000, p. 175 à 177