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  • Provenance

    Henri Ingber, Paris
    Thence by descent
    Acquired from the above
    Sotheby's, New York, "Important 20th Century Design," June 8, 2005, lot 61
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    Pierre Jeanneret designed the present cabinet for his friend Henri Ingber, the French military officer and developer of wartime communication technologies. They met while both living in Grenoble: Ingber was working for the French Resistance and Jeanneret collaborating with Charlotte Perriand on the “Equipement de la Maison” series. Following the war, in the years between 1946 and 1950, Ingber commissioned Jeanneret to design the interiors for his homes in Neuilly and Paris. A rare example of a Jeanneret design for a private residence, this lot employs characteristic elements of the "Equipement" series, such as ovoid legs and sliding doors, in a combination not seen in the larger production.

440

Cabinet, from the Henri Ingber Residence, Paris

circa 1950
Oak, oak-veneered wood, pine, aluminum.
36 5/8 x 96 3/4 x 16 in. (93 x 245.7 x 40.6 cm)

Estimate
$80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for $237,500

Contact Specialist
Cordelia Lembo
Specialist, Head of Sale
+1 212 940 1265

Design Evening Sale

New York Auction 13 December 2016