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  • Provenance

    Private collection, France

  • Literature

    Yves Badetz, Marc du Plantier, Paris, 2010, pp. 116-17 for a related desk and a period image, p. 129

  • Catalogue Essay

    Marc du Plantier designed the present model for the salons of the fashion designer Jacques Heim in 1936. The furniture from this commission is characterized by its linear, cage-like forms which provided a backdrop for the fashions of the times, and which was still stylish two decades later when photographed alongside models in the full ruffled skirts of the 1950s. In fact, it was the earlier designs of the 1930s, more austere than those of some his contemporaries of that period, that poised du Plantier to make a smooth transition to the modernism of the 1950s. The present lot’s previous owner, a client of Jacques Heim, admired the model in his showroom and ordered this example directly from du Plantier.

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Center table

circa 1936
Parchment-covered wood, painted wrought-iron.
27 1/2 x 59 3/4 x 26 3/8 in. (69.9 x 151.8 x 67 cm)
Impressed with M. DU PLANTIER.

Estimate
$40,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $56,250

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New York Auction 9 June 2015 2pm