• Historical Design Reflects: Th auction at Christies

    Sale 2392

    Historical Design Reflects: The East 61st Street Years

    8 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 465

    JAN DE SWART (1908-1987)

    A JELUTONG COLLECTOR'S CABINET, CIRCA 1970

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    JAN DE SWART (1908-1987)
    A Jelutong Collector's Cabinet, circa 1970
    doors opening to reveal fitted holders with yellow painted backdrop
    24½ in. (61.5 cm.) high, 12½ in. (32 cm.) wide, 5¼ in. (13.5 cm.) deep
    reverse with paper label Horwitch Newman Gallery 4211 North Marshall Way, Scotsdale, Arizona; label inscribed by hand J deS Man in the Cabinet 113142 N


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    According to the family, Jan de Swart kept the present cabinet in his workshop during his lifetime. When smoking a cigarette, he would sometimes use the 'mouth' of the face on the cabinet as a cigarette holder.

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    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist.