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Edgar Brandt

"Danseur" Firescreen

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 USD

Property from a Private American Collection

Edgar Brandt

Edgar Brandt

"Danseur" Firescreen

"Danseur" Firescreen

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 USD

Lot sold:

37,800

USD

Property from a Private American Collection

Edgar Brandt

"Danseur" Firescreen


circa 1929

wrought iron

impressed MADE IN FRANCE/EBRANDT

38 5/8 x 29 1/4 x 12 1/4 in. (98.1 x 74.3 x 31.1 cm)

Overall in very good condition. The wrought iron presents with some very minor surface irregularities inherent to the medium and its casting. The iron presents with scattered surface scratches and abrasions throughout, particularly concentrated to the edges and feet as consistent with gentle use. As pictured in the catalogue photography, the iron exhibits areas of minor discoloration, oxidation and rust marks throughout, consistent with the natural evolution of the medium and particularly concentrated to the recessed areas of the design and the reverse of the Egyptian lotus fan. The recessed areas of the design present with light surface soiling consistent with age. The upper scallop shell motif presents with slight looseness but remains stable in place. The reverse of the firescreen is applied with a discrete accession number 1929.100 from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. A wonderful example of Brandt’s highly detailed ironwork with impeccable provenance.


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.

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

Acquired by George G. Booth directly from the artist, 1929
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 1929-1972
Sotheby's Parke Bernet, The Cranbrook Collections, May 2, 1972, lot 117
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Guillaume Janneau, Études d'Art Décoratif Contemporain: Le Fer à l'Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs Modernes, Paris, 1925, pl. 14
H. Clouzot, La Ferronnerie Moderne, Paris, ca. 1925, pl. 5
Ferrobrandt, Inc., New York, design plate, ca. 1925, no. 2249
Henri Martinie, Exposition des Arts Décoratifs Paris 1925:  La Ferronnerie, Paris, ca. 1925, pl. 40
Yvonne Brunhammer, Le Style 1925, Paris, 1975, p. 73
Arts and Crafts in Detroit 1906-1976: The Movement, The Society, The School, exh. cat., The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 1976, p. 135 (for the present lot illustrated)
Yvonne Brunhammer, Art Deco Style, New York, 1984, p. 63
Joan Kahr, Edgar Brandt: Master of Art Deco Ironwork, New York, 1999, p. 142
Joan Kahr, Edgar Brandt: Art Deco Ironwork, Atglen, PA, 2010, p. 122