Paul Dupré-Lafon - Design New York Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | Phillips
  • After studying architecture at the École des Beaux-Arts in Marseille, Paul Dupré-Lafon began working on various furniture and interior design projects in Paris. Dupré-Lafon created his most important works throughout the 1930s and 1940s, largely inspired by cubist artwork and Art Deco precedents. The cubic form of the present side tables, paired with his use of marble and leather, make this work a superb example of Dupré-Lafon’s penchant for exquisite craftsmanship and design. 


    Drawings of the present tables, 1940s. Artwork: © 2021 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

    Design drawings by Dupré-Lafon indicate that the present side tables originated in a private collection in Brussels. Before being acquired by the present owner in 2011, the tables belonged to the important Art Deco collection of Claude and Simone Dray. 

    • Provenance

      Private collection, Brussels
      Tajan, Paris, "Arts Décoratifs du 20e siècle," May 28, 2002, lot 84
      Claude and Simone Dray, France
      Christie's, Paris, "Collection Claude et Simone Dray: Art Déco," June 8, 2006, lot 287
      Galerie Alain Elcabas, Paris, acquired from the above
      Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2011

Property of a Lady


Pair of side tables

Mahogany-veneered wood, mahogany, brass, leather, marble.
Each: 24 7/8 x 17 1/2 x 18 3/4 in. (63.2 x 44.5 x 47.6 cm)
Together with a certificate of authenticity from the estate of Paul Dupré-Lafon.

Full Cataloguing

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $17,640

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New York Auction 7 December 2021