With the discovery of King Tut's tomb in the 1920's, "Egyptomania" inspired many design motifs included the pyramid motif shown in the photo. The gemstones found in King Tut's jewelry included colorful lapis lazuli.
Marble, brass, nickel, and bronze make up the screen of this floral motif. It is also trimmed with cogs and wheels representative of the industrial machine age 1930's era.
The contrast in colors and sharp lines made Egyptian art well suited for the Art Deco design period. Designs were based around geometric shapes and symmetry.