Sculpture by Design: Rateau | Giacometti | Les Lalanne

Sculpture by Design: Rateau | Giacometti | Les Lalanne

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Property of an Important New York Collector

Armand Albert Rateau

An Important Armchair for George and Florence Blumenthal, New York

Auction Closed

December 8, 04:49 PM GMT

Estimate

2,000,000 - 3,000,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

Property of an Important New York Collector

Armand Albert Rateau

An Important Armchair for George and Florence Blumenthal, New York


circa 1919-1920

patinated bronze

stamped 1793 PARIS A. A. RATEAU INV 86

36 x 24 x 20½ in. (91.4 x 60.9 x 52 cm)

Commissioned directly from the artist by George and Florence Blumenthal, New York
Thence by descent, Palm Beach, Florida
Smith-Knudson Inc., Palm Beach, Florida
George W. Headley III, Lexington, KY
The Headley-Whitney Museum, Lexington, KY
Christie's New York, June 14, 2004, lot 92
Acquired from the above by the present owner
The World of Art Deco, exh. cat., The Minneapolis Institute of Art, July-September 1971, p. 61, cat. no. 78
Paul Maenz, Art Deco: 1920-1940, Cologne, 1974, pl. 130 
Yvonne Brunhammer, 1925, Paris, 1976, p. 88 
Alastair Duncan, Art Deco Furniture, London, 1984, p. 157, no. 198 
DeLorenzo Gallery, A. A. Rateau, exh. cat., 1990, pp. 43, 54-58, and 61
Derek Ostgergard, Art Deco Masterpieces, New York, 1991, p. 71
Franck Olivier-Vial and Francois Rateau, Armand Albert Rateau, Paris, 1992, pp. 6, 55 (for a period photograph of the present lot illustrated in the indoor swimming pool of the Blumenthal residence), 56-57, 62, 69 and 154
Ralph Strohle, Faszination Art Deco, Munich, 1993, p. 195 
Pierre Kjellberg, Le Mobilier du XXe Siècle: Dictionnaire des Créateurs, Paris, 1994, p. 540
Dan Hofstadter, “Curves With Verve,” Art and Antiques, October 2013, p. 58 (for the present lot illustrated)
L’Art de A. A. Rateau, Headley-Whitney Museum, Lexington, KY, April 14-July 7, 1996