English Antiques

Pair of 1960s Elephant Footrest by Dimitri Omersa

A good and highly collectable pair of mid 20th century English leather footrest in the shape of elephants by Dimitri Omersa, retaining their original leather and with a lovely colour that will make a statement in most settings.

Dimitri Omersa created his first zoomorphic leather furniture in 1927, and it was sold in the distinguished premises of Liberty of London. Dimitri Omersa and his wife Inge came to England in 1955 and settled in Lavender Croft, a sanctuary for refugees in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Omersa found work in the leather trade and, while representing a small leather company in Hitchin, he met “Old Bill” at Liberty’s. “Old Bill was due to retire and an arrangement was made for Dimitri Omersa to take over the business and continue to supply Liberty’s with pigs. The business was located in Hitchin in 1958 and before long Dimitri Omersa had ideas for other animals. His first new item was the elephant, followed by the donkey and the rhinoceros. English full grain cowhide leather, made specifically for Omersa, is hand dyed, waxed and polished to create a luxurious antique brown finish.

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Price

£4,500

Reference number

18886

Origin

England Circa 1960s Creator: Dinitri Omersa

Measurements

Large Elephant : 70cm Length x 30cm Width x 62cm Height, Smaller Elephant : 56cm Length x 25cm Width x 45cm Height

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