Paul Kiss Partner's Desk
Year of Realization
Wrought Iron & Marble
33 1/2 x 50 x 29 1/2
Paul Kiss Partner's Desk: An outstanding French Art Deco period wrought iron and marble partner's desk by Paul Kiss, circa 1920s. Rectangular top with clipped corner variegated cream colored marble. Pierced and hammered wrought iron frame with open marble topped shelves. Kneeholes and drawers on both sides.
Hungarian born Kiss (1885-1962) settled in Paris at a young age, where he worked with French ironworkers Edgar Brandt and Raymond Subes. He opened his own showroom in Paris, where he produced ironwork of the highest technical quality. His work was shown at the Society des Artistes Decorators in 1925. Reference: Henri Clouzot, "La Ferronnerie Moderne" ("Modern Ironwork"), a portfolio reference work of the greatest ironwork designers of the Art Deco period, circa 1927. The plates from this historically significant portfolio were later compiled in Clouzot, "Art Deco Decorative Ironwork," 1997. Photo below is from this compilation, p. 21.