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    Sale 7592

    Four British Collections Including Important Furniture

    5 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 162

    A PAIR OF FRENCH PATINATED BRONZE TWIN-BRANCH WALL LIGHTS

    IN THE STYLE OF LOUIS SUE (1875-1968) AND ANDRE MARE (1885-1932), DIT 'SUE ET MARE' (1919-28)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF FRENCH PATINATED BRONZE TWIN-BRANCH WALL LIGHTS
    IN THE STYLE OF LOUIS SUE (1875-1968) AND ANDRE MARE (1885-1932), DIT 'SUE ET MARE' (1919-28)
    Each with a foliate-cast oval backplate issusing two reeded scrolled branches with circular drip-pans and fluted nozzles, with pleated cream shades, fitted for electricity
    9¾ in. (25 cm.) high; 18½ in. (47 cm.) wide (2)


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    Louis Süe (1875-1968) and André Mare (1885-1932) both trained as painters before setting up their own ateliers and eventually forming a partnership called La Compagnie des Arts Modernes, later known as Süe et Mare (1919-28). They worked across the spectrum of the decorative arts from wallpapers to furniture, the latter most often made of exotic woods, and are remembered both for the restrained and elegant lines of their productions and their clever associations with artists en vogue such as Poiret, Duchamp-Villon and Jean Patou.
    A pair of appliques by Süe et Mare, from the Collection of Claude & Simone Dray, was sold Christie's, Paris, 8 June 2006, lot 255 (EUR18,000 including premium).

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    Provenance

    Bought from Ciancimino, London, 5 August 1997.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
    (LOTS 130-209)