Art Deco waterfall nightstand
An Art Deco waterfall nightstand is a type of nightstand produced in the Art Deco style of the 1930s and 40s.
The ‘Waterfall’ style is a common theme in Art Deco design, and uses descending curves in favour of horizontal straight edges. It can be seen in everything from artwork and decorative objects to furniture and architecture, and was made possible in part due to new manufacturing techniques of the period.
Waterfall furniture uses moulded plywood to achieve the curves, and is usually covered with a decorative wooden veneer or shellac coating. A large amount of this furniture was mass-produced at a low cost during the 30s and 40s, and aimed at a mass market.
Waterfall design is predominantly seen in bedroom furniture, such a chests of draws, beds, wardrobes and nightstands.
How much are Art Deco waterfall nightstands worth?
The value of a waterfall nightstand depends strongly on a number of factors, such as size, condition, manufacturer and material. Many pieces were not produced as high-end furniture, and as such were not necessarily built with longevity in mind.
Good condition pieces are always sought after due to the popularity of the Art Deco style, but examples can be found everywhere from antique stores and house clearances to auctions and specialist dealers. Prices could range from less than $20 to more than $1000 depending on the piece.