Period Dutch Art Deco secretary in wonderful burl walnut veneer in symmetrical pattern. Cut-glass pane, drop front desk, ebony wood door handles. Comes with three beautiful original keys. Art Deco, a prominent design movement of the early 20th century, left a distinct mark on the Netherlands. This influential style, characterized by its geometric shapes, bold colors, and a sense of luxury, found expression in Dutch architecture, design, and art during the 1920s and 1930s. In the Netherlands, Art Deco manifested in both residential and commercial architecture, with notable examples including the Tuschinski Theatre in Amsterdam, a masterpiece of decorative excess, and the magnificent Shipping House in Rotterdam. The Dutch embrace of Art Deco was not limited to architecture. It permeated interior design, furniture, fashion, and graphic arts, reflecting the era’s growing modernity and cosmopolitan spirit. While Art Deco was eventually succeeded by other design movements, its impact on the Netherlands remains evident in the country’s architectural heritage and the enduring allure of its Art Deco-inspired creations.