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    Sale 7592

    Four British Collections Including Important Furniture

    5 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 178

    A PAIR OF FRENCH BRASS AND BLUE-GLASS THREE-BRANCH WALL LIGHTS

    BY MARC DU PLANTIER (1901-1975), CIRCA 1940

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    A PAIR OF FRENCH BRASS AND BLUE-GLASS THREE-BRANCH WALL LIGHTS
    BY MARC DU PLANTIER (1901-1975), CIRCA 1940
    Each with a spreading bevelled backplate terminating in a cone boss, with disc finial, issuing three scrolled branches with circular drip-pans and nozzles, with cream shades, drilled for electricity
    20¾ in. (52.5 cm.) high (2)


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    Du Plantier studied arithmetic, painting at the Julian Academy in Paris, trained in offices of an architect, and designed costumes for the Comédie Française, before eventually turning to interior design and becoming one of the foremost décorateurs of his time.
    In addition to his simple yet elegant style, the restrained yet dramatic lines of his productions, he is also chiefly remembered for his avant-garde use of rich, sumptuous and unconventional materials, having used calfskin to upholster sofas, leather and copper to adorn tables and shelves, and furs with which to drape daybeds. A pair of appliques by Du Plantier dated 1948 was sold Christie's, Paris, 27 October 2004, lot 3 (EUR 49,350 including premium).

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    Provenance

    Bought from Galerie Yves Gastou, Paris, 25 February 1998.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
    (LOTS 130-209)