Ric Emmett's Book AVAILABLE at the Pier Show this Weekend


After a great "coming out" at the ISA Conference last weekend, the book (and Ric) will be at the Pier Show (Pier 92/94) in New York this weekend, starting at 10 am on Saturday, March 28th!!!

American Art Deco Furniture is a Limited Edition book that covers the development of 
an American “style” of furniture that breaks from European tradition and fussiness.  It took 3 ½ 
years to research and write and draws on 38 years of experience in buying, selling and collecting 
by Ric Emmett, one of the most knowledgeable and respected dealers in Art Deco since 1979. 
The book is organized around the various designers of the late 1920’s and 1930’s such as 
Donald Deskey who designed the interiors and furniture at Radio City Music Hall and  Paul 
Frankl who came from Vienna in 1914 and by 1922 he had his own gallery in New York and 
whose first commission was to design a beauty salon for Helena Rubinstein.  It also features
 some of the American companies and manufacturers that took a risk during the Great 
Depression introducing a new style,  such as Herman Miller who produced Gilbert Rohde’s very
 modern line  of  furniture.  
At 569 pages the American Art Deco Furniture book contains over 200 previously 
unpublished photographs of amazing furniture, over 200 pages of documentary period copies of 
advertisements, press releases and patents.  The book also has a section on the tags and markings 
on furniture of the period as well as a useful bibliography. 
It is published in a Limited Edition of 1000 copies, each signed and numbered by the 
author.  There will be no second edition or any other printing.