Dining table

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Paris
    Galerie Jacques Lacoste and Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris
    Phillips, London, ‘Design’, 27 September 2012, lot 11

  • Literature

    'Coin du salon de la legation de France a Helsinki', Mobilier et Décoration, 1953, p. 16
    Charlotte and Peter Fiell, eds., Decorative Art 50s, Cologne, 2000, p. 34
    Galerie Jacques Lacoste and Galerie Patrick Seguin, Jean Royère, Volume 2, Paris, 2012, p. 68

  • 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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Dining table

circa 1952
Sanded oak, cane, glass, wrought iron.
74.5 cm (29 3/8 in.) high, 130 cm (51 1/8 in.) diameter

Estimate
£30,000 - 40,000 Ω

sold for £37,500

Contact Specialist
Madalena Horta e Costa
Head of Sale
+44 20 7318 4019

Design

London Auction 27 April 2017