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Georg Hulbe
ARMCHAIR, CIRCA 1891
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 EUR
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47
Georg Hulbe
ARMCHAIR, CIRCA 1891
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Jacques Grange | Collectionneur

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Paris

Georg Hulbe
1851-1917
ARMCHAIR, CIRCA 1891
armchair in carved oak and embossed leather
112,5 x 72,5 x 56 cm ; 44 1/4 x 28 1/2 x 22 in.
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Provenance

Collection Jacques Grange, Paris

Literature

Lucien Magne, "Le Mobilier Moderne à l'Exposition Universelle de 1900, Sections étrangères", Revue des Arts décoratifs, January 1901, p. 87
Victor Champier, Les industries d'art à l'Exposition Universelle de 1900, Paris, 1902, pp. 100-101
R. David Benn, "Furniture and Woodwork at the Paris exhibition", The Art Journal, The Paris Exhibition 1900, 1901, p. 132
Sept ans de réflexion, Dernières acquisitions du Musée d'Orsay, catalogue d'exposition, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, November 18, 2014 – February 22, 2014, p. 140
Sophie Mouquin, Cuir de Russie, mémoire du tan, Paris, 2017, pp. 82-83

Catalogue Note

This model, formerly attributed to Louis Comfort Tiffany, is a creation by Georg Hulbe. A German artist specialized in leather and binding, Georg Hulbe presented this model at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1900. Several copies of this chair are known: two are covered with leather: the offered lot, identical to the one exhibited in 1900, and an armchair kept at the Musée d’Orsay (accession number OAO 1817). The other known examples are upholstered in Tiffany’s plant patterned fabric. Another model of the chair, with a few variations in sculpted form, furnishes the library of the Havemeyer family in New York decorated by Tiffany. It is possible that Tiffany distributed Hulbe’s creations in the United States, once having discovered his work through the intermediary of Siegfried Bing that he knew well, as the latter represented the American glass-maker in Europe.

We would like to thank Mr Yves Badetz for his assistance with the cataloguing of this lot.

Jacques Grange | Collectionneur

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Paris