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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JEAN DENOYER

Albert Cheuret
THREE-LIGHT "CIGOGNES" CHANDELIER
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 150,000 USD
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JEAN DENOYER

Albert Cheuret
THREE-LIGHT "CIGOGNES" CHANDELIER
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 150,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Important Design

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Albert Cheuret
THREE-LIGHT "CIGOGNES" CHANDELIER
signed Albert Cheuret
silvered bronze, alabaster
35 in. (88.9 cm) drop
35 in. (88.9 cm) diameter
circa 1925
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Provenance

Paul Stamati Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2001

Literature

Alastair Duncan, Art Deco Furniture, London, 1997, p. 58 (for a related model)
Alastair Duncan, Art Deco Complete: The Definitive Guide to the Decorative Arts of the 1920s and 1930s, New York, 2009, p. 235 (for a related model)

Catalogue Note


With elaborate manner of production and meticulous attention to detail, the present “Cigognes” chandelier and upcoming pair of sconces (lot 83) wonderfully embody the elegant yet modern style of Albert Cheuret. These works mark Cheuret’s distinct and pioneering approach to design with an elevated level of sophistication evident both in their functional forms and his use of refined materials like alabaster and silvered bronze. Cheuret’s sculptural magnificence is grounded in his careful rendering of naturalistic motifs that flawlessly parallel organic forms. In lots 58 and 83, the dynamic form of the birds depicted midflight complements the soft surfaces of the alabaster fixtures. Together they exquisitely reflect the spirit and splendor of the Art Deco period.

It is known that Cheuret’s decorative designs evolved from his training in sculpture led by the famed neoclassical artist Philippe-Joseph-Henri Lemaire. Cheuret regularly
participated in the Paris Salons and the Exposition des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels
Moderne of 1925 proved to be a pivotal movement in his artistic development.
During this time, Cheuret’s stylized ornamentation set against abstracted
geometrical shapes became the icon of Le Style 25. With natural and exotic motifs of
bird figures rendered in dynamic forms, the present lots create a lively composition that exemplifies Cheuret’s undeniable charm in Art Deco lighting designs.

Important Design

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New York