Lot 32
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MARC DU PLANTIER | Egyptien bed

Estimate
150,000 - 200,000 EUR
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Description

  • Marc du Plantier
  • Egyptien bed
  • 85 x 208 x 114,5 cm ; 33 1/2 x 81 7/8 x 45 in.
circa 1933-1939 gilt iron, fabric upholstery

Provenance

Private collection, Spain, acquired directly from the artist and thence by descent
Sotheby's, Paris, November 22, 2011, lot 155
Galerie Matthieu Richard, Paris
Galerie Jean-David Botella, Paris

Literature

Vogue, May 1933, p. 49
Michel Dufet, "L'exposition Formes d'Aujourd'hui", Le Décor d'Aujourd'hui, April-May 1936, p. 33
Marcel Zahar, "Deux ensembles de M. du Plantier", Art et Décoration, June 1938, p. 97
Yves Badetz, Marc du Plantier, Paris, 2010, pp. 109 and 375

Condition

Good overall condition. This bed has been previously re-gilded and re-upholstered. The gilding presents with some surface scratches, some scuffs revealing the red layer underneath, some traces of light oxidation, a few rare chips and some light instances of wear, all mostly concentrated along the corners and the legs and consistent with age and use. The metal with a few rare dents, not visually distracting. The upholstery is in excellent condition and presents with some instances of light pilling.
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