Art Deco tea set

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chrome Art Deco tea set with black bakelite handles & knobs comprises tea pot, hot water pot, milk jug and sugar bowl

We don’t often pick up Art Deco, but we liked the square, modernist form of this tea set – the four pieces are like a group of 1930s skyscrapers.

chrome Art Deco tea set with black bakelite handles & knobs comprises tea pot, hot water pot, milk jug and sugar bowl

The architectural reference doesn’t end there – the black Bakelite edge detailing is also very pillar-like…

chrome Art Deco tea set with black bakelite handles & knobs comprises tea pot, hot water pot, milk jug and sugar bowl

…and after a bit of elbow grease the dull metal finish was transformed into the shiny, reflective, window-like chrome.

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One Response to “Art Deco tea set”

  1. Alison Sye says:

    That set wouldn't be out of place on The Orient Express.

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