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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JEAN DENOYER

Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
"DUBLY" SIDEBOARD, MODEL NO. 2055ANR
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JEAN DENOYER

Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
"DUBLY" SIDEBOARD, MODEL NO. 2055ANR
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Important Design

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Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
"DUBLY" SIDEBOARD, MODEL NO. 2055ANR
escutcheon plaque designed by Jan and Joël Martel
branded Ruhlmann and B, the escutcheon stamped Martel
burled walnut, gilt-bronze
40 1/2  x 71 x 24 1/2  in. (102.87 x 180.3 x 62.2 cm)
1932
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來源

Commissioned directly from the artist by Léon Dubly, Paris, 1932
Thence by descent
Galerie Makassar, Paris
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2001

出版

Le Décor D'Aujourd'hui, no. 2, December 1933
Florence Camard, Ruhlmann, Paris, 2009, p. 399 (for the model illustrated in the interior of Léon Dubly, Paris)

相關資料


This lot is offered together with a copy of the original bill of sale from E. J. Ruhlmann Meublier, Paris.



Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann was fanatical in his devotion to the highest possible qualities of craftsmanship, which is visible in this extraordinarily refined “Dubly” Sideboard, the design of which was originally created for the interior of Léon Dubly in 1927. Ruhlmann’s insistence on only using complex veneers and inlay techniques in his designs led to a revival of a quality of craftsmanship virtually unseen in France since before the French Revolution. Ruhlmann loved to visit Versailles, and he may have drawn on the works he saw to form the present lot, which mixes exotic wood and finely worked metal inlay much like the furniture created by the royal ébénistes and bronze chasers during the eighteenth century. The feet of this sideboard are gilded in delicate bronze “sabots,” and they complement the gloriously sinuous gilt bronze detailing snaking up the edges of the case. When clients balked at the high cost of materials, Ruhlmann would remind them that “the Ancien Régime created its masterpieces by throwing money at them.” By pairing flawlessly classical technique with sumptuous material in this sideboard, Ruhlmann realized his vision of sumptuous furniture fit for royalty.

Important Design

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