'SN 37' armchairs (2) | Phillips, de Pury & Company

Phillips, de Pury & Company-'SN 37' armchairs (2)

Estimated value: 60.000-80.000 US$

Auction:
20-21st Century Design Art

Sales date: 2003-12-08

Location:
New York

Lot number: 91

Design

Pierre Chareau

Architonic id

4102964

AROUND 1923, ARCHITECT-DESIGNER PIERRE CHAREAU DEVELOPED THE DESIGNS FOR A RANGE OF SEAT FURNITURE CHARACTERIZED BY THE DISTINCTIVE FORM OF THE FRONT LEGS, SCULPTED IN A WAY THAT RESEMBLED THE TWO UPRIGHT ELEMENTS OF A LYRE. THE "LYRE" FORM WAS TO BE THE BASIS FOR SEAT FURNITURE PRESENTED BY CHAREAU IN HIS BUREAU-BIBLIOTHÈQUE FOR THE AMBASSADE FRANÇAISE AT THE 1925 EXPOSITION INTERNATIONALE DES ARTS DÉCORATIFS ET INDUSTRIELS MODERNES.

PALISANDER, SUEDE
30 IN. (76.2 CM) HIGH

LITERATURE:
MARC VELLAY, KENNETH FRAMPTON, PIERRE CHAREAU, ARCHITECT AND CRAFTSMAN, 1883-1950, LONDON, 1985, P. 73 FOR A CHAIR OF SIMILAR DESIGN, P. 301
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