Classic French Art Deco large cabinet/buffet by DIM (Joubert et Petit) in rosewood and walnut with the original Porteur marble top (not shown in photos!). This cabinet is 8'2" long x 20" deep x 37.5" high (39" high at the sides). It is pictured in Kjellberg's French Design Encyclopedia. DIM - Decoration Interieure Moderne).
The partnership of Rene Joubert and Phiippe Petit commenced in 1924 when Petit joined the already existing DIM. Together Joubert et Petit executed a wide range of commissions, always designing furniture of the finest quality which was produced in the firm's workshop. Joubert and Petit were traditionalists who took their inspiration often from Louis XVI or Restoration, their work was produced in small editions for an elite clientele. D.I.M. participated in the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes, Paris including the dining room in the Ambassade Francaise. By 1930 they had become one of the largest studio-galleries in Paris. Their commissions included installations on the 1931 oceanliner L'Atlantique. Joubert's untimely death in 1931 led to Petit's resignation. He continued to exhibit independently at the salons, and died in 1945.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CABINET IS UNRESTORED IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS.