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

Vanity from the Duchess of Alba, Madrid

Auction Closed

December 8, 04:49 PM GMT

Estimate

600,000 - 800,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

Property of an Important New York Collector

Armand-Albert Rateau

Vanity from the Duchess of Alba, Madrid


circa 1920s

lacquered wood, gilt bronze, mirrored glass

stamped A. A. RATEAU/INVR/PARIS

41½ in. (106.7 cm) high, including mirror

17½ in. (44.4 cm) maximum diameter

Duchess of Alba, Liria Palace, Madrid
Jean-Claude Brougnot, Paris
Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 1980s-1990s
Franck Olivier-Vial and François Rateau, Armand-Albert Rateau, Paris, 1992, p. 193 (for the example of the model from the bedroom of Madame Rateau)
Poiret: King of Fashion, The Costume Institute, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 9–August 5, 2007