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  • Provenance

    Madame M. M., France
    Ader, Paris, 'Arts Décoratifs et Sculptures du XXeme Siècle', 14 June, 2013, lot 271

  • Literature

    René Chavance, 'Aménagement officiels et installation privées par Jean Royère', Art et Décoration, no. 7, October-November 1951, p. 25 for a similar example
    Jean Royère, décorateur à Paris, exh. cat., Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 1999, p. 15 for a technical drawing of a similar example
    Galerie Jacques Lacoste and Galerie Patrick Seguin, Jean Royère, Volume 1, Paris, 2012, p. 68 for a similar example

  • Artist Biography

    Jean Royère

    French • 1902 - 1981

    Jean Royère took on the mantle of the great artistes décorateurs of 1940s France and ran with it into the second half of the twentieth century. Often perceived as outside of the modernist trajectory ascribed to twentieth-century design, Royère was nonetheless informed by and enormously influential to his peers. Having opened a store in Paris in 1943 before the war had ended, he was one of the first to promote a new way of life through interior decoration, and his lively approach found an international audience early on in his career.

    In addition to commissions in Europe and South America, Royère had a strong business in the Middle East where he famously designed homes for the Shah of Iran, King Farouk of Egypt and King Hussein of Jordan. The surrealist humor and artist's thoughtful restraint that he brought to his furniture designs continue to draw admiration to this day.

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Coffee table

circa 1950
Ash wood, ash-veneered wood, brass.
43.1 x 110.2 x 50.3 cm (16 7/8 x 43 3/8 x 19 3/4 in.)

Estimate
£20,000 - 30,000 

Contact Specialist
Madalena Horta e Costa
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Design Day Sale

London Auction 28 April 2016