On 22 November, Sotheby’s will unveil a remarkable collection assembled over more than twenty years by Henri Chwast. The works were selected for their exceptional quality, and their rarity, prestigious provenance and the dialogue created between them establish them as a truly legendary Art Deco collection.
The group also provides an overview of the founding figures of Art Deco, including some of the most active patrons of their time: Madame Agnès, Madame Labourdette and the Maharajah of Indore. Some of the most prominent designers featured include Eileen Gray, Jean Dunand and Pierre Chareau. The pieces have passed through the hands of some of the greatest Art Deco collectors: the Galerie du Luxembourg (the renowned Art Deco gallery), Félix Marcilhac, Alain Lesieutre, Maria de Beyrie, Bob and Cheska Vallois and Karl Lagerfeld.
These lots contain ivory. Due to recent changes in the laws of many countries (e.g. US, France) Sotheby’s recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. For example, US regulations restrict the import of elephant ivory and prohibit the import of African elephant ivory. Please note that Sotheby’s will not assist buyers with the shipment of this lot into the US. A buyer’s inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation.
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