André Groult style shagreen commode. Solid Oak frame, ivory shagreen covering. Silvered bronze elements. Bleached Sycamore inside. The Groult Shagreen Commode is among the very best Art Deco pieces of furniture.


André Groult was a French decorator and designer of furniture. Groult’s early work, with its intricate forms derived from nature, demonstrates overlapping tendencies with Art Nouveau. He designed then  Art Deco style pieces of furniture with curving and organic shapes.  They were covered with delicate and precious exotic woods and shagreen (leather made from sharkskin) He also participated to several iconic Art Deco projects such as the 1925 International Exhibition and the SS Normandie sea liner.

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Vosges designs and fabricates luxury and tailor-made tables, lamps and furniture covered with leather, parchment or shagreen. Our skilled craftsmen use specific techniques such as Hermès style saddle-stitching. Great Art Deco designers and architects such as André Groult inspired some among our models. All our pieces are bespoke and also made upon order. As a result, our team can adapt any of our models to your requested dimensions, design, wood species and finishings… Vosges furthermore designs and crafts any pieces from your own drawings or images.

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