A Legendary Restaurateur's Homage to Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann

New York | 23 May

In this episode of Expert Voices, learn the art of French design from legendary restaurateur Jean Denoyer. From his acclaimed restaurant Brasserie Ruhlmann in the heart of Rockefeller Center, Monsieur Denoyer recounts a life immersed in Parisian style and reflects on the impeccable design of Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann. As the supreme designer of the Art Deco era, Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann possessed the distinctive ability to transcend the form of furniture and create true works of sculpture. Rich blends of burled walnut, fine sycamore, and glimmering gilt bronze are on full display in masterpieces like Ruhlmann’s 1925 Piano and his 1932 “Dubly” Sideboard. Explore these lots and more from the Collection of Jean Denoyer in Sotheby’s Important Design Sale. (23 May | New York)

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