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  • Literature

    Art et Décoration, 1929, Salon d’Automne issue, n.p. for a similar example; R. Chavance, Mobilier et Décoration, p. 219 for a similar example; Alexander von Vegesack, et al., eds., 100 Masterpieces from the Vitra Design Museum Collection, exh. cat., Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, 1996, pp. 70-71 for similar examples

  • Catalogue Essay

    Hélène Henry was a weaver who produced inventive upholstery fabrics from 1920 to 1960.  Her skill was in the translation of graphic patterns to intricately woven fabric utilizing imaginative combinations of materials.  She worked iwth many prominent designers and firms such as Jules Leleu, Paul Dupré-Lafon and Dominique, and exhibited as the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes.  Many examples of her work are in the collection of the Muée de la Mode et du Textile in Paris.

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“Basculant” chair, model no. B 301

ca. 1929
Chrome-plated tubular steel, hand-woven wool, canvas.
23 1/2 in. (59.7 cm) high
Manufactured by Thonet Frères, Paris.  Wool hand-woven by Hélène Henry.

Estimate
$40,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $49,000

Design & Design Art

13 Dec 2007, 2pm
New York