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  • Provenance

    Galerie Félix Marcilhac, Paris
    Private collection, Paris
    Christie’s, Paris, "Arts Décoratifs du xxé siècle et Design," May 16, 2007, lot 239
    Private collection, Paris
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    "Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design," The Jewish Museum, New York, November 4, 2016-March 26, 2017 (for the chauffeuse pictured on the right)

  • Literature

    Albert Morancé, ed., Encyclopédie des Métiers d'Art: Décoration Moderne, Tome 1, Paris, pls. 63, 65-66
    Gabriel Henriot, "Pierre Chareau," Mobilier et Décoration, December 1927, pp. 218, 220
    Ivanhoé Rambosson, "Un grand hôtel à Tours," Art et Décoration, January-June, 1928, p. 36
    Mark Vellay and Kenneth Frampton, Pierre Chareau: Architecte-Meublier 1883-1950, Paris, 1984, pp. 68-69, 97, 112, 308
    Brian Brice Taylor, Pierre Chareau: Designer and Architect, New York, 1998, p. 64 for a gouache, illustrated p. 87
    Marie-France Boyer, "Shades of Gray," The World of Interiors, May 2011, illustrated pp. 208, 210
    Esther da Costa Meyer, Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design, exh. cat., The Jewish Museum, New Haven, 2016, pp. 58-59 for similar examples, illustrated p. 105

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present model "chauffeuse" was exhibited at the 1926 Salon d'Automne, Paris.

Property from an Important Private European Collection

58

Pair of chauffeuses, model no. MF 313

circa 1926
Fabric upholstery.
Each: 23 1/4 x 27 1/2 x 37 in. (59.1 x 69.9 x 94 cm)
Tapestry designed by Jean Lurçat.

Estimate
$140,000 - 180,000 

Contact Specialist
Cordelia Lembo
Specialist, Head of Sale
+1 212 940 1265

Design

New York Auction 6 June 2017