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    Sale 2101

    Important 20th Century Design from the Collection of George and Frayda Lindemann

    15 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 6

    BRUNO PAUL (1874-1968)


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    BRUNO PAUL (1874-1968)
    A Macassar Ebony and Maple Marquetry Chest, 1920s
    executed by Deutsche Werkstätten, Hellerau; top doors opening to reveal two compartments each with adjustable shelf, bottom doors opening to reveal one adjustable shelf, with pull out tray
    55½ in. (141 cm.) high, 43½ in. (110.5 cm.) wide, 19 in. (48.1 cm.) deep
    reverse with traces of paper label marked Baumstr.

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    cf. A. Ziffer (ed.), Bruno Paul Deutsche Raumkunst und Architektur zwischen Jugendstil und Moderne, Munich, 1992, pp. 221-222 for an illustration of a similar cabinet of this model with a variant inlay on the front door, p. 300.

    A similar model of the present cabinet was originally designed by Bruno Paul for the hall of Ernst Leitz's house in Wetzlar in 1915/17. The front of the two cabinets bear a variant inlay.

    This lot is accompanied by a report from Dr. Alfred Ziffer, editor of the book Bruno Paul Deutsche Raumkunst und Architektur zwischen Jungendstil und Moderne.

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    Carlton Hobbs Gallery, New York.
    Lempertz, Cologne, 14 May 1999, lot 873.