Gilbert Poillerat - Design London Wednesday, April 26, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Mr. R., Neuilly-sur-Seine, commissioned directly from the designer, circa 1960

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present sideboard was a unique commission for Mr and Mrs R.'s Parisian interior, designed by the French decorator Jean-René Prou. Prompted by Prou's distinctly elegant flair, acclaimed French designer Gilbert Poillerat devised a radically different furnishing. Veering from his usual ornamented language, he created this exceptionally crafted piece of metalwork, with a starker modern form and striking front details, to sit alongside other outstanding works of art and design in the elegant home it was made for.


Unique wall-mounted sideboard

circa 1960
Patinated brass, nickel-plated metal, lacquered metal, brass.
53.0 x 179.0 x 37.5 cm (20⅞ x 70½ x 14¾ in.)
Together with a copy of the original invoice.

£20,000 - 30,000 

Contact Specialist

Antonia King
Head of Sale, Design
+44 20 7901 7944


London Auction 26 April 2023