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Paul Dupré-Lafon
COFFEE TABLE
Stima
100.000150.000
Lotto. Venduto 182,500 USD (Prezzo di aggiudicazione con commissione d'acquisto)
VAI AL LOTTO
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Paul Dupré-Lafon
COFFEE TABLE
Stima
100.000150.000
Lotto. Venduto 182,500 USD (Prezzo di aggiudicazione con commissione d'acquisto)
VAI AL LOTTO

Details & Cataloguing

Important 20th Century Design

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Paul Dupré-Lafon
COFFEE TABLE
original parchment, patinated bronze and brass
14 1/8  x 42 1/4  x 42 1/4  in. (35.9 x 107.3 x 107.3 cm)
circa 1940
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Bibliografia

Gaston Diehl, "Ensembles de Paul Dupré-Lafon," Art et Décoration, 1946, vol. 3, p. 170
Thierry Couvrat Desvergnes, Paul Dupré-Lafon:  Décorateur des Millionnaires, Paris, 1990, p. 72
Alastair Duncan, Art Deco Complete, London, 2009, p. 40 (for the model with a variant top)

Nota a catalogo

Paul Dupré-Lafon introduced a unique vision to the Parisian audience of the 1930s.  Trained as an architect at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Marseilles, Dupré-Lafon undertook private commissions of entire interiors rather than contributing to the public exhibitions preferred by his contemporaries.  Upon moving to Paris in 1923, he began working for affluent clients introduced by his classmate, Georges Willameur.  His rooms revealed an elegant modern aesthetic achieved by minimal statement-making furniture.  Designs by Dupré-Lafon maintained a consistency of function paired with a simple elegance from juxtaposed decadent materials, including the finest leathers from Hermès, crisp limed oaks and industrial hardware.  Dupré-Lafon would continue his collaboration with Hermes throughout his career and incorporate their exceptional leather.

At a time when lavish decoration attracted attention in the design of others, Dupré-Lafon’s works stood resolutely in contrast.  The rarity of his aesthetic and superior craftsmanship proclaimed the expertise of this ebeniste and his designs became the coveted aesthetic of the premier families of the era.

The following ten lots represents one of the largest collections of designs by Paul Dupré-Lafon to be offered at auction in the United States.

This lot is sold with an original certificate of authenticity from the legal successors of Paul Dupré-Lafon.

Important 20th Century Design

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New York