A PAIR OF LARGE THÉODORE DECK FAÏENCE TURQUOISE-GROUND PANELS LATE 19TH CENTURY
painted by Edmond Lachenal, with similar subjects of large branches of flowering blossoms, one painted with a bird and two butterflies, the other with a pair of birds perching on grasses with a butterfly above, both with TH. DECK mark, one with EL monogram, the other one E.L initials, both twice impressed TH DECK.
27 ⅝ in. x 9 ¼ in.
70 cm x 23.4 cm
For a room painted by Edmond Lachenal in the same spirit as the present plaques, see R. de Plinval de Guillebon, Faïence et Porcelaine de Paris, Dijon, 1995, pp. 244-45, fig. 232. Such decoration was used by Theodore Deck and Lachenal in their 1876 commission for the industrialist Adolphe Schlumberger in the bathroom of his home, the villa Les Tilleuls in Guebwiller, France, for which see the exhibition catalogue Théodore Deck (1823-1891) Les Quatre Saisons, décor de l'orangerie du parc de Bécon à Courbevoie, Paris. A pair of eight-tile Theodore Deck faience panels painted with a strutting rooster and crested pheasant was sold at Christie's New York, April 13, 2017, lot 5.