Victorian ivory sculptor
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Rousseau was one of the first Art Deco designers. Art Deco was less a coordinated movement than a "tendency in design" that began in the early 1920s. (John W. Nixon, "Art Deco: An Overview." Rousseau was trained as a sculptor before he began to design. He designed furniture, jewelry and objets d'art. Along with Jean Dunard (1877-1942) he created an important group of lacquered metal vases, that are considered a turning point in the history of design.
Clement Rousseau, Cabinet of carved ivory flowers, palm wood, shagreen, abalone, mother-of-pearl, 68.4 cm high. ca. 1934; Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Rousseau, Table lamp with ivory, sharkskin, Burr-Thuja wood, 39 cm high; ca. 1932, private collection, Germany.
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