Albert Cheuret - Design New York Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, acquired in Paris, 1950s

  • Literature

    Bevis Hillier, The World of Art Deco, exh. cat., The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, New York, 1971, p. 93 for a similar example
    Alain Lesieutre, The Spirit and Splendour of Art Deco, New York, 1974, fig. 257

  • Catalogue Essay

    Following Howard Carter’s discovery of King Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922, artists and designers began adapting Ancient Egyptian forms to fit the Art Deco aesthetic. The stylized form and articulated fluting of this mantel clock suggest that Albert Cheuret may have been looking to Ancient Egyptian art when he designed it.


Mantel clock

circa 1925
Nickel-plated bronze, onyx, glass, enameled metal.
6 1/2 x 15 x 4 1/2 in. (16.5 x 38.1 x 11.4 cm)
Front edge signed in cast Albert Cheuret. Clock face printed FRANCE.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $22,500

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New York Auction 6 June 2018