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Jean Royère

Flaque low table, circa 1948 | Table basse Flaque, vers 1948

Artist's Resale Right

Estimate:

200,000 - 300,000 EUR

Jean Royère

Jean Royère

Flaque low table, circa 1948 | Table basse Flaque, vers 1948

Flaque low table, circa 1948 | Table basse Flaque, vers 1948

Estimate:

200,000 - 300,000 EUR

Lot sold:

252,000

EUR

Jean Royère


Flaque low table, circa 1948


patinated metal and glass


10 7/8 x 50 x 26 5/8 in.


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Jean Royère


Table basse Flaque, vers 1948


métal patiné et verre


27,5 x 127 x 67,5 cm. 

Good overall condition, all consistent with age and use. This table is an iconic model of Jean Royère and presents with a brown subtle patina.

The metal presents with light surface scratches throughout. Very light oxidation stains along the edges of the perforated metal sheets, two of them are desoldered but not affecting its stability, one with traces of welding on its back.  

The metal has probably been professionally cleaned previously. 

The top has been added at a later stage.



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The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Alan Grizot Collection
Gallery Cyril Grizot, Paris
Acquired from the above by the present owner

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Collection Alan Grizot
Galerie Cyril Grizot, Paris
Acquis du précédent par l’actuel propriétaire

Jean Royère, mobilier, exhibition catalogue, Galerie du Passage – Pierre Passebon, Paris, 22 October 1992 – 15 January 1993, p. 30 and 101
Pierre Kjellberg, Le Mobilier du XXeme Siècle. Dictionnaire des créateurs, Paris, 1994,  p. 558
Jean Royère, exhibition catalogue, Galerie Jacques Lacoste, Paris, 25 May – 2 July 1999, p. 12
Patrick Favardin, Les décorateurs des années 1950, Paris, 2002, p. 70
Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean Royère, Paris, 2002, p 236-237
Galerie Jacques Lacoste, Galerie Patrick Seguin, Jean Royère, volume 1, Paris, 2012 p. 240
Galerie Jacques Lacoste, Galerie Patrick Seguin, Jean Royère, volume 2, Paris, 2012  p. 58
Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean Royère, Paris, 2017, pp. 12-13

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Jean Royère, mobilier, catalogue d’exposition, Galerie du Passage – Pierre Passebon, Paris, 22 octobre 1992 – 15 janvier 1993, p. 30 et 101
Pierre Kjellberg, Le Mobilier du XXeme Siècle. Dictionnaire des créateurs, Paris, 1994, p. 558
Jean Royère, catalogue d’exposition, Galerie Jacques Lacoste, Paris, 25 mai – 2 juillet 1999, p. 12
Patrick Favardin, Les décorateurs des années 1950, Paris, 2002, p. 70
Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean Royère, Paris, 2002, p 236-237
Galerie Jacques Lacoste, Galerie Patrick Seguin, Jean Royère, volume 1, Paris, 2012,   p. 240
Galerie Jacques Lacoste, Galerie Patrick Seguin, Jean Royère, volume 2, Paris, 2012,  p. 58
Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean Royère, Paris, 2017, pp. 12-13

The Flaque table, also known as Semelle, is an emblematic model in Jean Royère's repertoire. It appeared for the first time in 1947 in the decorator's apartment on rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, accompanied by an Ours Polaire sofa. Two years later, it was exhibited on his stand at the Salon des artistes décorateurs.

The Flaque table, like the Ours Polaire sofa, illustrates the originality of Jean Royère's ornamental vocabulary, which from this time onwards develops a new repertoire around the free form: undulating lines, circular perforations of metal plates, lightness of the structure. The metal Flaque table is an essential work in the evolution of Jean Royère’s work. Its fluid form will inspire several of the decorator’s variant  in the fifties, of which the straw marquetry version,presented at the Salon des arts ménagers in 1954.

A copy of the Flaque table in metal is kept in the collections of the Musée National d'Art Moderne - Centre Georges Pompidou.


A similar model is registered in the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris collections under the number AM 1992-1-70

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La table Flaque dite aussi Semelle est un modèle emblématique du répertoire de Jean Royère.

Elle apparaît pour la première fois en 1947 dans l’appartement du décorateur rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré accompagnée d’un canapé Ours Polaire. Deux ans plus tard, elle est exposée sur son stand au Salon des artistes décorateurs.

La table Flaque, comme le canapé Ours polaire, illustre l’originalité du vocabulaire ornemental de Jean Royère, qui développe à partir de cette époque un répertoire nouveau autour de la forme libre: lignes ondulées, perforations circulaires des plaques de métal, légèreté de la structure. 

La table Flaque en métal est une œuvre essentielle dans l’évolution de l’œuvre de Jean Royère. Sa forme fluide inspirera plusieurs variantes au décorateur dans les années cinquante dont la version en marqueterie de paille présentée au Salon des arts ménagers en 1954.


Un modèle similair est enregistré dans les collections du Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris sous le numéro AM 1992-1-70