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    Sale 12273

    Historical Design

    26 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 44

    ANDRE ARBUS 1903-1969

    A DESK AND ARMCHAIR, CIRCA 1950

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    ANDRE ARBUS 1903-1969
    A DESK AND ARMCHAIR, CIRCA 1950
    mahogany, brass with lateral slides, the armchair with padded leather upholstery
    desk 29 ¾ in. (75.5 cm.) high; 78 ¾ in. (200 cm.) wide; 112 in. (285.5 cm.) wide extended; 35 ½ in. (90 cm.) deep
    chair 35 ½ in. (90 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Barry Friedman Ltd, New York;
    Private Collection.


    Literature

    Y. Brunhammer, André Arbus Architecte-Décorateur des Années 40, Paris, 1996, p. 56 for the design drawing of the desk, p. 57, for a desk with variant handles, p. 315, for an example of a closely related chair.