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  • Provenance

    Christie’s, Paris, ‘Collection Claude et Simone Dray Art Déco’, June 8, 2006, lot 19

  • Literature

    Thierry Couvrat Desvergnes, Dupré-Lafon, décorateur des millionaires, Paris, 1990, p. 24 for a similar secretaire, p. 25 for a technical drawing of a similar example, pp. 92, 100 for the chair

  • Catalogue Essay

    These works have been authenticated by the legal successors of Paul Dupré-Lafon.

Σ29

Secretaire and armchair

circa 1929
Secretaire: burr walnut-veneered wood, birds eye maple, leather, ivory; armchair: burr walnut-veneered wood, ivory, leather. Together with a work on paper in painted frame.
Secretaire: 49 3/4 x 15 3/4 x 33 1/2 in (126.4 x 40 x 85.1 cm); armchair: 28 7/8 x 20 7/8 x 23 5/8 in (73.5 x 53 x 60 cm); work on paper (framed): 19 x 26 in (48.3 x 66 cm)
Work on paper with printed stamp on the verso ‘paul dupré-lafon/architette – décorateur/55, rue lauriston (XVI)’ (3).

Estimate
$80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for $98,500

Design Masters

11 December 2012
New York