Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann - Design Masters New York Wednesday, December 15, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Paris; DeLorenzo Gallery, New York; Private Collection, New York

  • Literature

    Alastair Duncan, Art Deco Furniture, The French Designers, London, 1984, p. 153, fig. 219 for a similar example; Florence Camard, Ruhlmann, Master of Art Deco, New York, 1984, pp. 78, 115, 122–23, 135, 165, 167, 192 and 263 for similar examples; Emmanuel Breon, Emiles-Jacques Ruhlmann, the Designer’s Archives, Furniture, Paris, 2004, p. 17 for a similar example; Emmanuel Breon and Rosalind Pepall, Ruhlmann, Genius of Art Deco, Paris, 2004, pp.226–27; Florence Camard, Ruhlmann, Paris, 2009, pp. 210, 325–26, 353, 370 and 397 for similar examples

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present "Elephant" armchair has been authenticated by Jean-Marcel Camard, a member of the Syndicat Français des Experts Professionels en OEuvres d’Art et Objets de Collection (SFEP), Paris.


Rare “Elephant” armchair

ca. 1926
Leather, macassar ebony-veneered wood, wood.
35 1/2 in. (90.2 cm.) high
Underside of frame branded with "Ruhlmann."

$180,000 - 240,000 

Sold for $290,500

Design Masters

15 December 2010
New York