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Gustave Serrurier-Bovy
SILEX ARMCHAIR, CIRCA 1905
Estimate
30,00050,000
JUMP TO LOT
26
Gustave Serrurier-Bovy
SILEX ARMCHAIR, CIRCA 1905
Estimate
30,00050,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Design

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Paris

Gustave Serrurier-Bovy
SILEX ARMCHAIR, CIRCA 1905
poplar and painted iron
134,4 x 66,9 x 63,5 cm ; 53 x 26 3/8 x 25 in.
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Provenance

Monsantic, Maisières, December 4, 2005, lot 237
Private collection, Belgium

Literature

For related Silex armchairs with four-plank backs :
Jacques-Grégoire Watelet, L'oeuvre d'une vie, Gustave Serrurier-Bovy, Architecte et décorateur liégois, 1858-1910, Alleur-Liège, 2001, p. 180
Françoise Bigot du Mesnil du Buisson and Etienne du Mesnil du Buisson, Serrurier-Bovy, un créateur précurseur, 1858-1910, Paris, 2008, pp. 8 and 169

Catalogue Note

Conceived in 1904 for the château de la Cheyrelle, the Silex series was manufactured from 1905. While being a stylistic innovation for Serrurier-Bovy, this model also epitomizes his avant-gardism. Determined to find solutions adapted to his times, the whole structure lies on simple screws.

Design

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Paris