Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann - Design Masters New York Tuesday, December 15, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Henri Bernstein, Paris, by repute
    Thence by descent to his niece

  • Literature

    Florence Camard, Ruhlmann, Paris, 1983, pp. 99, 193
    Florence Camard, Ruhlmann: Master of Art Deco, New York, 1984, pp. 99, 193, 282
    Emmanuel Bréon, Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann: The Designer’s Archives, Book One, Furniture, Paris, 2004, p. 114
    Florence Camard, Jacques Émile Ruhlmann, New York, 2011, p. 139

  • Catalogue Essay

    The drawing for the present coffee table is recorded in the reference album “Sièges, lits, guéridons, tables” (inventory number 2002.18.12), and its earlier variant in “Sièges, lits, divans, tables, bureau, meubles” (inventory number 2002.18.15) held by the Ruhlmann Archives at the Musée des Années Trente, Boulogne Billancourt, Paris. The "Basse-Boule" form is recorded in the residence of Fernande Cabanel and in the sets for "Christine," a play by Paul Géraldy which debuted at the Comédie-Française in 1932.


"Basse-Boule" low table, model no. 1110NR

circa 1928
Mahogany, mahogany-veneered wood.
16 5/8 x 57 1/2 x 30 1/2 in. (42.2 x 146.1 x 77.5 cm)
Underside branded with Ruhlmann, inscribed with Rue Las Cases in chalk and impressed O.

$180,000 - 240,000 

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Design Masters

New York Auction 15 December 2015 5pm