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SS Normandie Dining Room...all Lalique, Christofle, and Haviland...who says the French can't do it right..."the most beautiful ship in the world..."

Another view of the Normandie’s Dining Salon. Check out the wall decoration and the chandelier.

View of the French luxury ocean liner SS Normandie as it lies on its side and half-submerged in dock, New York, New York, June 1942. The ship had been seized by the US government after France's surrender to German in World War II, renamed the USS Lafayette, and was in the process of being refitted as an American troop transport when an accidental fire broke out, seriously damaging the ship.

View of the French luxury ocean liner SS Normandie as it lies on its side and…

Wow... here it is. Sometime ago I owned a business that created elaborate architectural ruins and sold them to aquarium stores all over the world. I sculpted the originals in stone and then cast them in cultured marble. My favourite eras were Baroque, Neoclassical and Art Nouveau/Art Deco. Now is my opportunity to combine my favourite elements... undoubtedly weighing heavily on the Art Deco side (the girls are in New York so how can't I?).

Flirty Thirties: Sumptuous Interiors of the SS Normandie On Display in New York

The awesome first class dining room of the SS Normandie - Maiden voyage on and on capsized after a fire. Its Art Deco interiors were legendary.

The SS Normandie, as she arrives to New York in June 2nd, 1935 on her maiden voyage.

The SS Normandie, as she arrives to New York in June 1935 on her maiden voyage. This day, 80 years ago, the Normandie won the Blue Riband and became the fastest ship to cross the Atlantic.

Grand Dining Salon, SS Normandie

For a sheer sense of scale and luxe nothing could even beat or even come close to the class salle a manger aboard the French line’s Nor.

New York Harbor 1963

New York July 1963 a fine selection of ocean going lovelies incl RMS Queen Mary, SS France and SS Olympia

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