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Paul Dupré-Lafon
CONSOLE TABLE
Stima
400.000600.000
Lotto. Venduto 752,500 USD (Prezzo di aggiudicazione con commissione d'acquisto)
VAI AL LOTTO
69
Paul Dupré-Lafon
CONSOLE TABLE
Stima
400.000600.000
Lotto. Venduto 752,500 USD (Prezzo di aggiudicazione con commissione d'acquisto)
VAI AL LOTTO

Details & Cataloguing

Important 20th Century Design

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Paul Dupré-Lafon
CONSOLE TABLE
original leather, limed oak and brass
28 1/4  x 125 3/4  x 25 3/4  in. (71.8 x 319.4 x 65.4 cm)
circa 1935
leather produced by Hermès, France
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Provenienza(e)

Tajan Paris, June 12, 2007, lot 127
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Bibliografia

Bernard Champigneulle, "Architecture d'Interior et Meubles de Dupré-Lafon," Art et Industrie, May/June 1936, pp. 4-5 (for a related work in the residence of M. de La Palice)
Thierry Couvrat Desvergnes, Paul Dupré-Lafon:  Décorateur des Millionnaires, Paris, 1990, pp. 157 and 166 (for related examples)

Nota a catalogo

The present lot epitomizes Dupré-Lafon's mature design aesthetic:  linearity, decadent materials, purity of form and harmonious proportions.  The rich red Hermès leather panels decorating the top introduce both a luxurious and soft quality to the design, as well as a bold statement of color.  In contrast to the rich color is the limed oak frame and brass feet, which are designed to introduce a weightlessness, as the work seemingly hovers above the floor.  In the production of this console each detail was carefully considered and selected, and the result is a true masterpiece.  As reviewer Bernard Champigneulle stated in 1929, Dupré-Lafon’s designs “satisfied both the spirit and sense of comfort while maintaining perfect elegance.”

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