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  • Provenance

    Oscar Majdalani, Beirut, commissioned directly from the designer, 1955-1958
    Thence by descent to the present owner

  • Literature

    Ensembles Mobiliers, vol. 4, 1939, pl. 1-2 for the armchair
    René Chavance, 'Jean Royère ou bon sens et fantaisie', Mobilier et Décoration, no. 7, October 1949, p. 2 for the armchair
    Jean Royère, 'La folie des prix français', Le Décor d'Aujourd'hui, no. 79, 1953, p. 232 for the armchair
    Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean Royère, Paris, 2002, p. 118 for the armchair

  • 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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'Croisillon' armchair and ottoman

1955-1958
Stained oak, stained and partially painted oak-veneered wood, fabric.
Armchair: 71 x 68 x 90 cm (27 7/8 x 26 3/4 x 35 3/8 in.)
Ottoman: 38 x 52.5 x 52.5 cm (14 7/8 x 20 5/8 x 20 5/8 in.)

Estimate
£30,000 - 50,000 Ω

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Design

London Auction 30 June 2021