ÉMILE JACQUES RUHLMANN |  COLETTE CHEST OF DRAWERS [COMMODE COLETTE]
ÉMILE JACQUES RUHLMANN |  COLETTE CHEST OF DRAWERS [COMMODE COLETTE]
ÉMILE JACQUES RUHLMANN |  COLETTE CHEST OF DRAWERS [COMMODE COLETTE]
20

ÉMILE JACQUES RUHLMANN | COLETTE CHEST OF DRAWERS [COMMODE COLETTE]

Estimate:

100,000 - 150,000 EUR

ÉMILE JACQUES RUHLMANN | COLETTE CHEST OF DRAWERS [COMMODE COLETTE]

Estimate:

100,000 - 150,000 EUR

Description

ÉMILE JACQUES RUHLMANN

COLETTE CHEST OF DRAWERS

[COMMODE COLETTE]


circa 1923

amaranth, ivory and bronze

Branded Ruhlmann twice and with the atelier B mark on the underside and at the back


[vers 1923

bois d'amaranthe, ivoire et bronze

Estampillé deux fois Rulhmann et avec la marque de l'atelier B au revers et au dos]


94,6 x 127,4 x 58,7 cm ; 37 ¼ x 50 ⅛ x 23 ⅛ in.


Condition Report

Good overall condition consistent with age and use. The wood presents with some surface scratches throughout. There are a few small restorations mostly concentrated around the corners and along the edges of drawers. There are few losses of wood along the upper left edge, near the upper left part of the second drawer and near the lower part of the first drawer. There are scattered dents along edges . One of the front foot presents with an important loss. The ivory presents with some light surface scratches. Some ivory is missing on approximately 1,5 x 2 cm on one of the front foot, another smaller one is also missing on the reverse of the same foot. One of the back foot presents with an important loss on approximately 5 cm and a piece of wood appears to have been replaced. At the back of the cabinet, a small wood part is unglued on 13 cm.

The bronze elements are oxidized. Keys are not provided with the cabinet.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Saleroom Notice

Please note that Sotheby's is not able to assist buyers with the shipment of any lots containing restricted materials into the US. A buyer's inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or a sale's cancellation. //// Veuillez noter que Sotheby's n'est pas en mesure d'assister les acheteurs avec le transport de lots contenant des espèces protégées vers les Etats-Unis. L'impossibilité par l'acheteur d'exporter ou d'importer ces lots ne justifie pas un retard de paiement ni l'annulation de la vente.

Provenance

Altina Schinasi Miranda, New York, 1928

Sotheby's, New York, December 3, 1999, lot 304

DeLorenzo Gallery, New York

Private Collection, Chicago

Sotheby's New York, December 18, 2008, lot 156

Private collection, Germany

[Altina Schinasi Miranda, New York, 1928

Vente Sotheby's, New York, 3 décembre 1999, lot 304

DeLorenzo Gallery, New York

Collection privée, Chicago

Vente Sotheby's New York, 18 décembre 2008, lot 156

Collection privée, Allemagne]


Literature

Charles-Henri Besnard, "Quelques nouveaux meubles de Ruhlmann," Art et Décoration, March 1924, p. 70 

Florence Camard, Ruhlmann, Paris, 1983, p. 277 

"Ruhlmann", Connaissance des Arts, numéro spécial édité à l'occasion de l'exposition Ruhlmann, un génie de l'Art Déco, Musée des Années 30 de Boulogne-Billancourt, November 15, 2001 - March, 17 2002, p. 54 

Florence Camard, Ruhlmann, Saint-Rémy-en-l'Eau, 2009, p. 160 

[Charles-Henri Besnard, "Quelques nouveaux meubles de Ruhlmann," Art et Décoration, Mars 1924, p. 70

Florence Camard, Ruhlmann, Paris, 1983, p. 277

"Ruhlmann", Connaissance des Arts, numéro spécial édité à l'occasion de l'exposition Ruhlmann, un génie de l'Art Déco, Musée des Années 30 de Boulogne-Billancourt, 15 novembre 2001 - 17 mars 2002, p. 54

Florence Camard, Ruhlmann, Saint-Rémy-en-l’Eau, 2009, p. 160]


Catalogue Note

Reference number 1951 AR in the Ruhlmann Archives, Musée des Années 30, Boulogne Billancourt.


The cabinet along with numerous other pieces were purchased in Ruhlmann's shop in Paris in 1928 by Altina Schinasi Miranda on the occasion of her honeymoon with her first husband Morris Sanders.


[Modèle référencé sous le numéro 1951 AR dans les Archives Ruhlmann, Musée des Années Trente, Boulogne Billancourt.


La Commode fut achetée, ainsi que de nombreuses autres pièces, dans le magasin de Ruhlmann à Paris en 1928 par Altina Schinasi Miranda à l’occasion de son voyage de noces avec son premier mari Morris Sanders.]

ÉMILE JACQUES RUHLMANN |  COLETTE CHEST OF DRAWERS [COMMODE COLETTE]
ÉMILE JACQUES RUHLMANN | COLETTE CHEST OF DRAWERS [COMMODE COLETTE]
Lot Closed