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    Sale 12212

    Design

    8 June 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 84

    CHARLOTTE PERRIAND (1903-1999)

    A 'MEXIQUE' BIBLIOTHEQUE, DESIGNED CIRCA 1952

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    CHARLOTTE PERRIAND (1903-1999)
    A 'MEXIQUE' BIBLIOTHEQUE, DESIGNED CIRCA 1952
    designed for the Maison du Mexique, Cité Internationale Universitaire, Paris, executed by Ateliers Jean Prouvé, pine, mahogany, enameled steel, aluminum
    63 in. (160 cm.) high, 72 in. (183 cm.) wide, 12 7/8 in. (32.7 cm.) deep


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    Provenance

    Maison du Mexique, Cité Internationale Universitaire, Paris;
    Galerie Jousse Seguin, Paris.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from an Important American Collection


    Literature

    Exhibition catalogue, Pioneers of Modern Furniture, Fischer Fine Art, London, 1991, p. 26 for another Mexique bookcase;
    J. Barsac, Charlotte Perriand: Un art d'habiter, Paris, 2005, pp. 378-379 for variant designs from the Maison du Mexique;
    P. Sulzer, Jean Prouvé Oeuvre Complèt Volume 3: 1944-1954, Basel, 2005, p. 260 for a sketch and period photograph of this model.