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Pair of stools

circa 1947
Oak, sheepskin.
Each: 39 x 62 x 33 cm (15 3/8 x 24 3/8 x 12 7/8 in.)

Estimate
£10,000 - 15,000 

sold for £43,750

Contact Specialist
Sofia Sayn-Wittgenstein
Specialist
+44 207 901 7926

  • Provenance

    Private collection, Lyon
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Axel de Heeckeren, Jean Royère (1902-1981), créateur et décorateur, exh. cat., Maison Jansen, Paris, 1985, pl. 17
    Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean Royère, Paris, 2002, p. 84
    Galerie Jacques Lacoste and Galerie Patrick Seguin, Jean Royère, Volume 2, Paris, 2012, pp. 57, 324-25, 327 for drawings and an image

  • Artist Bio

    Jean Royère

    French • 1902 - 1981

    Jean Royère took on the mantle of the great artistes décorateurs of 1940s France and ran with it into the second half of the twentieth century. Often perceived as outside of the modernist trajectory ascribed to twentieth-century design, Royère was nonetheless informed by and enormously influential to his peers. Having opened a store in Paris in 1943 before the war had ended, he was one of the first to promote a new way of life through interior decoration, and his lively approach found an international audience early on in his career.

    In addition to commissions in Europe and South America, Royère had a strong business in the Middle East where he famously designed homes for the Shah of Iran, King Farouk of Egypt and King Hussein of Jordan. The surrealist humor and artist's thoughtful restraint that he brought to his furniture designs continue to draw admiration to this day.

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53

Pair of stools

circa 1947
Oak, sheepskin.
Each: 39 x 62 x 33 cm (15 3/8 x 24 3/8 x 12 7/8 in.)

Estimate
£10,000 - 15,000 

sold for £43,750

Contact Specialist
Sofia Sayn-Wittgenstein
Specialist
+44 207 901 7926

Design

London Auction 20 September 2017

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