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    Sale 2009

    Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    13 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 252

    JEAN PROUVE (1901-1984)

    A LACQUERED STEEL AND OAK 'STANDARD' DESK AND LACQUERED STEEL AND OAK 'STANDARD' CHAIR, CIRCA 1943

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    Estimate

    JEAN PROUVE (1901-1984)
    A Lacquered Steel and Oak 'Standard' Desk and Lacquered Steel and Oak 'Standard' Chair, circa 1943
    manufactured by Les Ateliers Jean Prouvé
    desk: 29 3/8 in. (74.6 cm.) high, 63 in. (160 cm.) wide, 32 5/8 in. (82.9 cm.) deep; chair: 32 in. (81.2 cm.) high (2)


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    cf. P. Sulzer, Jean Prouvé: Oeuvre Complète/Complete Works, Volume 2: 1934-1944, Basel, 2000, p. 288-9, cat. no. 897 for drawings of this desk model.

    Provenance

    Catherine and Stephane de Beyrie, New York.
    Sotheby's, New York, 5 June 2001, lot 554.