René Herbst - Design Masters New York Wednesday, December 15, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    René Herbst, 4 rue Chateaubriand, Paris, France; Galerie Maria de Beyrie, Paris, France; Galerie de Beyrie, New York

  • Exhibited

    “La Maison de René Herbst: Prototypes and Rare Pieces by René Herbst from 1925 to 1949,” Galerie de Beyrie, New York, September 29–November 25, 1999

  • Literature

    Arlette Barré-Despond, Union des Artistes Modernes, Paris, 1986, p. 415; Solange Goguel, René Herbst, Paris, 1990, pp. 63 and 349 for similar examples; Catherine and Stéphane de Beyrie, La Maison de René Herbst, exh. cat., Galerie de Beyrie, New York, 1999, illustrated p. 21; Charlotte and Peter Fiell, eds., 1000 Lights, Vol. 1: 1879 to 1959, Cologne, 2005, illustrated p. 211

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot is one of three variations of nickel-plated ceiling lights from René Herbst’s own apartment at 4 rue Chateaubriand, Paris.


Prototype ceiling light, from the René Herbst residence, Paris, France

Nickel-plated tubular metal, nickel-plated metal.
26 1/2 in. (67.5 cm.) drop, 13 3/4 in. (35 cm.) diameter

$55,000 - 65,000 

Sold for $68,500

Design Masters

15 December 2010
New York