• 20th Century Decorative Art  & auction at Christies

    Sale 7759

    20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    27 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 56

    ALLEN JONES (B. 1937)

    PROTOTYPE ODALISQUE BENCH, 1999

    Price Realised  

    ALLEN JONES (B. 1937)
    PROTOTYPE ODALISQUE BENCH, 1999
    one of two prototypes produced by Simongavina, solid oak
    41¾ in. (106 cm.) high; 54 in. (137 cm.) wide; 36¼ in. (92 cm.) deep


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    This lot is accompanied by correspondence between a previous owner and Gavina, confirming this chair's status as one of two prototypes. Both prototypes were produced at San Lazzaro di Savena, Bologna, and the second prototype remains with the Gavina Museum.

    Provenance

    20th Century Decorative Art & Design, Christie's London, 3 October 2007, lot 220


    Literature

    Peter & Charlotte Fiell, 1000 Chairs, Cologne, 1997, p. 591 (variations illustrated)