Jacques Mottheau oak sideboard

Sideboards, France, 1940s

A sideboard made of solid blonde oak by French designer Jacques Mottheau and executed by cabinetmaker Jorj Rual. It features three doors with a carved Celtic motif containing shelves and two drawers.

Jacques Mottheau (1899-1981) was a French architect and designer. In 1935 he became a professor at the School of Fine Arts in Rennes and settled in Brittany. Here he studied Breton crafts and he was involved in the Brittany Pavilion at the 1937 World Fair in Paris.

Mottheau was associated with the neo-regionalist 'Seiz Breur' ('seven brothers') movement in Brittany, which was influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement. The movement started in 1923 and was named after a Breton folk-tale. It mainly focused on the visual arts, but it also included writers and composers. Inspiration was drawn from Celto-Breton mythology and decorative motifs like the Celtic knot.

  • 8540
  • Price on request
  • 44.49 in / 113.0 cm
  • 106.30 in / 270.0 cm
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