Charlotte Perriand and Jean Prouvé - Design New York Tuesday, December 16, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    La Maison du Mexique, Cité Universitaire, Paris, France; Wolfgang Joop, Germany; "Property from the Collection of Wolfgang Joop," Sotheby's, New York, December 12, 2003, Lot 326

  • Literature

    Galeries Jousse Seguin and Enrico Navarra, Jean Prouvé, Paris, 1998, pp. 152-153; Museu do Design: Luxo, Pop, Cool, De 1937 Até Hoje, exh. cat., Museu do Design, Lisbon, 1999, pl. 20; Mary McLeod, ed., Charlotte Perriand: An Art of Living, New York, 2003, p. 231; Peter Sulzer, Jean Prouvé: Œuvre Complète, Volume 3: 1944-1954, Basel, 2005, p. 260, cat. no. 1240.2; Jacques Barsac, Charlotte Perriand-Un Art d''Habiter, Paris, 2005, front cover and pp. 368-379 for a discussion of this bookcase and interiors at the Maison du Mexique; Charlotte and Peter Fiell, eds., Domus Vol. III,1950-1954, Cologne, 2006, p. 493


Bibliothèque, from La Maison du Mexique, Cité Universitaire, Paris, France

ca. 1952
Pine, painted “Diamond Point” impressed aluminum, painted bent steel, walnut, stained wood. 
63 5/8 x 72 1/4 x 12 1/8 in. (161.6 x 183.5 x 30.8 cm.)
Manufactured by Les Ateliers Jean Prouvé, France.

$70,000 - 90,000 

Sold for $86,500


17 Dec 2008 2pm
New York