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    Sale 2062

    Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    16 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 254

    JEAN PROUVE (1901-1984)

    A LACQUERED STEEL, CANVAS AND LEATHER 'CITÉ' ARMCHAIR, CIRCA 1930

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    JEAN PROUVE (1901-1984)
    A Lacquered Steel, Canvas and Leather 'Cité' Armchair, circa 1930
    32¼ in. (82 cm.) high, 26 in. (66 cm.) wide, 30¾ in. (78 cm.) deep


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    cf. A. von Vegesack, (ed.), exhibition catalogue, Jean Prouvé: The Poetics of the Technical Object, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, 2005, pp. 301, 307, 316 for a similar examples of this model.
    Exhibition catalogue, Jean Prouvé Constructeur 1901-1984, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy, Nancy, 2001, pp. 48-49, 122 for similar examples of this model.
    L. Allégret, V. Vaudou, (ed.), Jean Prouvé et Paris, Paris, 2001, pp. 141, 229 for similar examples of this model.
    Jean Prouvé La Biennale di Venezia, Paris, 2000, pp. 40, 79, 101 for similar examples of this model.
    P. Sulzer, (ed.), Jean Prouvé Complete Works Vol. 1: 1917-1933, Basel, 1999, cover and pp. 204-215 for similar examples of this model.
    Galeries Jousse Seguin and Enrico Navarra, Jean Prouvé, Paris, 1998, p. 245 for another example of this model.
    J. van Geest, Jean Prouvé Furniture, Cologne, 1991, pp. 40-43 for similar examples of this model.
    Exhibition catalogue, Jean Prouvé Constructeur, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 1990, pp. 63-64, 213 for similar examples of this model.
    C. Coley, Jean Prouvé en Lorraine, Nancy, 1990, p. 44 for a similar example of this model.
    Exhibition catalogue, Jean Prouvé Mobilier, 1924-1953, Galerie Touchaleaume, Galerie Down-Town, Paris, 1987, p. 22 for a similar model.
    A. DeLorenzo, A. and C. Counord, exhibition catalogue, Jean Prouvé/Serge Mouille, DeLorenzo Gallery, 1985, pp. 41, 51 for similar examples of this model.
    B. Huber, J.-C., Steinegger, (eds.), Jean Prouvé Prefabrication: Structures and Elements, London, 1971, pp. 144, 181 for similar examples of this model.

    Provenance

    Pierre Missey, associate of Jean Prouvé since 1924.
    Thence by descent.
    Christie's, New York, Jean Prouvé's Prototype Maison Tropicale and Works by Jean Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret from the Collectin of Eric Touchaleaume, 5 June 2007, lot 209.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the correct provenance for this piece is:
    Christie's, New York, 5 June 2007, lot 208 and not lot 209 as stated in the catalogue.


    Pre-Lot Text

    VARIOUS PROPERTIES


    Literature

    Exhibiton catalogue, Chefs-d'oeuvre des années 30: Table à pied unique par Jean Prouvé, siège par Jean Prouvé et Jacques André et autre acquisitions récentes par Prouvé, Roux-Spitz, Bastard et Brandt, Galerie 54, Paris, 2005, u.p.