JEAN ROYÈRE Pair of rare chaises longues

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JEAN ROYÈRE
Pair of Rare Chaises Longues
Circa 1937
Painted steel, fabric, goat fur
25.5 by 52 by 127 cm (10⅛ by 20½ by 50 in.)

PROVENANCE
Pavillon de la Céramique, Exposition Internationale,
Paris (acquired in 1937)
Private Collection
Phillips New York, December 15, 2010, lot 23
Private Collection

EXHIBITED
Exposition Internationale, Pavillon de la Céramique, Paris, 1937

LITERATURE
Renée Moutard-Uldry, “Les ensembles mobiliers au pavillon des artistes décorateurs,” Art et Décoration, no. 9, 1937, p. 280
“Les artistes décorateurs à l'Exposition Internationale de Paris,” Le décor d'aujourd'hui, August-September 1937, p. 28
Jean Royère, exh. cat., Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 1999, pp. 32, 156 and 158
Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean Royère, Paris, 2002, p. 283

CATALOGUE NOTE
Jean Royère’s Pair of rare chaises longues was first exhibited at the historic Universal Exposition in Champs-de-Mars, Paris in 1937. Royère’s chaises were displayed in the Pavillon de la Céramique alongside fellow celebrated designers Jean Prouvé and Jean Dunand. Known for his use of exotic materials, Royère elevated the traditional chaise design by draping goat fur onto a sleek painted steel frame, contrasting texture strategically. The sled-like structure of the chaise grounds the sitter, ensuring a level of luxury that is distinctly Royère.

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