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Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann et Jean Dunand

Three double-doors and two columns, circa 1930

Estimate:

40,000 to - 60,000 EUR

Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann et Jean Dunand

Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann et Jean Dunand

Three double-doors and two columns, circa 1930

Three double-doors and two columns, circa 1930

Estimate:

40,000 to - 60,000 EUR

Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann et Jean Dunand


Three double-doors and two columns, circa 1930


gilded wood and stucco, patinated bronze


height : 113 7/8 in. x width of the doors : two 28 3/8 in., three 27 1/8 and one 26 3/8 in. ; diameter of the columns : 9 7/8 in.


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Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann et Jean Dunand


Trois double-portes et deux colonnes, vers 1930


bois et stuc doré, bronze patiné


hauteur : 289 cm x largeur des portes : deux de 72 cm, trois de 69 cm et une de 67 cm ; diamètre des colonnes : 25 cm

This set was originally installed in the entrance hall of an appartment and have later been used as a wall paneling. The pair of doors with the circular bronze handle were the reverse of the entrance door. Their reverse are in wood. Two other doors have a red lacquered reverse and the two last doors have white painted reverse. 

Four gold-painted molding elements have been added at a later date (to ensure the presentation as a wall paneling) and can be removed.


The surface presents with scratches, small dents, craquelures and soiling throughout. The gilding presents with traces of previous restorations, including around the handles. The edges of the doors with some dents and some lacks of wood (concentrated along the areas where the previous hinges were). 

The red lacquer with instance of drying up, some scratches and some traces of white paint. 

The entrance doors are slightly warped. 

The bronze elements with some oxidation traces and scratches, consistent with age and use. 

The columns present with significant chips along the upper rim (revealing the white plaster underneath) and sevral small dents and chips along the edges of the columns. One of the colums presents with a hole of approximately 10 x 20 cm approximately 30 cm above the base. The same columns presents with a circular restoration of approximately 7 cm of diameter. The colums stand on wooden bases that are later additions. The columns would benefit from the care of a professional restorer. 


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Private collection

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Collection privée

Initially installed in the entrance of an apartment located at 115 avenue Henri Martin, Paris, these doors were rehabilitated for a mansion in 1979. Two of these double-doors are double-sided : one double-door lacquered in red on the reverse, the other double-door painted in white. The third double door with the round patinated bronze plate only has one side.

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Initialement installées dans l'entrée d'un appartement situé au 115 avenue Henri Martin, à Paris, ces portes ont été réadaptées pour un hôtel particulier en 1979. Deux de ces doubles portes sont double face : une double porte laquée en bordeaux, l'autre double porte peinte en blanc. La troisième double-porte avec la plaque ronde en bronze patiné n'a qu'une seule face.