This pair of iron, Art Deco table legs were recently acquired from a collector who shared their history. We were told that they were salvaged from a dining room of the French ocean liner, The SS Normandie. The dining hall of the SS Normandie, completed in 1935, was considered an art deco masterpiece. The ship was destroyed by a fire in New York City in 1942 while undergoing conversion to the troop transport ship, the USS Lafayette. While the Normandie never sailed again, the 1943 resurrection of 68,000 ton, 12-story, thousand-foot-long ship was a masterpiece of nautical engineering [Jan. 30, 1943, "Resurrection of a Lady", Saturday Eve. Post].
The iron table legs show clean Art Deco lines, with stacked forms and rounded edges. Each has a sturdy, iron table top bracket.
Condition: Very good condition for age and use. Surface shows oxidation and pitting as expected with age and use.
History: We trust the collector that shared the history of the table legs to us, but have no way of verifying their provenance. We cannot find a maker's mark on the legs.
Weight: 43 lbs. each
Item Measurements: 25"(L) x 8.5"(W) x 29.5"(H) each