Property from an Important Estate

Claude Lalanne

“Crocodile” Armchair

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December 9, 12:09 AM GMT


600,000 - 800,000 USD

Lot Details


Property from an Important Estate

Claude Lalanne

“Crocodile” Armchair


number 2B from an edition of 8

gilt bronze, leather upholstery

impressed LALANNE, monogrammed CL, numbered 2/8B and dated 2015

32 ⅛ x 30 ½ x 26 ½ in. (81.7 x 77.4 x 67.3 cm)

Please note this lot is subject to an irrevocable bid.

Galerie Mitterrand, Paris

Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2015 

Les Lalanne, exh. cat., Centre Pompidou, Paris, 1975, pp. 70-71 (for variants of the model)

Daniel Marchesseau, les Lalanne, Paris, 1998, pp. 56 and 77 (for variants of the model)

Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne, Fragments, exhibition catalogue, Galerie Enrico Navarra and JGM Galerie, Paris, April - May 2000, p. 39

Reed Krakoff, Ben Brown and Paul Kasmin, Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne, exh. cat., Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York and Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, 2006, p. 99

Daniel Abadie, Lalanne(s), Paris, 2008, pp. 170-171 (for variants of the model)

Les Lalanne, Paris, exh. cat., Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 2010, pp. 88, 90 and 92-93 (for variants of the model)

Les Lalanne: Fifty Years of Work, 1964-2015, exh. cat., Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, 2015, pp. 72-73 and 103 (for a related settee), 184, 188, 191, 193, 195 and 198-199 (for variants of the model)

Delphine and Reed Krakoff, Houses That We Dreamt Of: The Interiors of Delphine and Reed Krakoff, New York, 2017, pp. 23-24, 49, 211 and 239

Adrian Dannatt, François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne: In the Domain of Dreams, New York, 2018, pp. 41, 157, 244, 250-251 and 258 (for variants of the model)