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Tony Duquette
A RARE "MARSAN" CHAIR
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 USD
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54
Tony Duquette
A RARE "MARSAN" CHAIR
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

20th Century Design

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Tony Duquette
A RARE "MARSAN" CHAIR

lacquered wood and original fabric upholstery


28 3/4 in. (73 cm) high
ca. 1952
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Exhibited

The Art of Tony Duquette, Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, May 6-June 8, 1952

Literature

Wendy Goodman and Hutton Wilkinson, Tony Duquette, New York, 2007, pp. 82-83, 148-149

Catalogue Note

The present lot was one of a pair of chairs created in 1952 for Tony Duquette's exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.  The prior year, Duquette had shown a similar body of work at another solo exhibition at the Pavillion de Marsan at the Louvre.  The present chair is based on a design that was originally executed in 1941 for the home of Duquette's early client and close friend, Elysie de Wolfe, in Beverly Hills.  The chair retains the original embroidery designed by Duquette, which is referred to in the museum checklist as "The Eyes of Texas".

20th Century Design

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New York