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  • Provenance

    Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz, “Les Ombrages,” Nancy, France

  • Literature

    Jacques Barsac, Charlotte Perriand: Un Art D'Habiter, 1903-1959, Paris, 2005, pp. 440-441 for similar examples

  • Catalogue Essay

    “Les ombrages,” built in the 1960s by architects Jean marconnet and André Wogenscky, was the private residence of Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz.
    The present unique lot was a special commission from charlotte perriand.

  • Artist Biography

    Charlotte Perriand

    French • 1903 - 1999

    Trailblazer Charlotte Perriand burst onto the French design scene in her early 20s, seemingly undeterred by obstacles in an era when even the progressive Bauhaus school of design barred women from architecture and furniture design courses. She studied under Maurice Dufrêne at the École de l'Union Centrale des art Décoratifs, entering into a competition at the 1925 Expo des Arts Décoratifs by age 22 and gaining critical acclaim for her exhibition at the Salon d'Automne in 1927.

    On the heels of this success, that same year she joined the Paris design studio of Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret. For ten years the three collaborated on "equipment for living," such as the iconic tubular steel B306 Chaise Longue (1928). After World War II, Perriand joined forces with Jean Prouvé to create modernist furniture that combined the precise lines of Prouvé's bent steel with the soft, round edges and warmth of natural wood.

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PROPERTY FROM “LES OMBRAGES,” NANCY, FRANCE

43

Unique monumental “Bahut” sideboard

1965
Cherry wood, painted bent sheet steel, plastic.
32 1/4 x 236 1/4 x 18 in. (82 x 600 x 46 cm.)

Estimate
$220,000 - 280,000 

Sold for $266,500

Design Masters

15 December 2010
New York