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    Sale 1942

    Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    18 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 313

    JEAN ROYERE (1902-1981)

    A CHERRY, BRASS AND PATINATED WROUGHT-IRON SIDEBOARD, CIRCA 1955

    Price Realised  

    JEAN ROYERE (1902-1981)
    A Cherry, Brass and Patinated Wrought-Iron Sideboard, circa 1955
    33½ in. (85 cm.) high, 81½ in. (207 cm.) wide, 13½ in. (35 cm.) deep


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    The here offered following four lots originally belonged to the French educator Gaston Louis Eugène Dutilleul who commissioned Royère to design furnishings and complete ensembles for his numerous personal and professional establishments. It was in Dutilleul's Royère decorated Paris townhouse that he established his eponymous school for 500 students specializing in the needs of children with learning disabilities.

    Shortly after Royère's gallery on Rue de Fauborg Saint Honoré in Paris opened in 1949, Dutilleul passed by and, enthralled by what he saw, approached Royère. They began a working relationship and long term friendship. Royère design a vast number of objects for Dutilleul and his various residences housed many of Royère's most famous furnishing including the Ours Polaire armchairs and couch, Trèfle chairs, a Flaque coffee table, as well as numerous examples of Royère's finest lighting designs such as his Hérisson and Serpentine wall lamps.

    Provenance

    Gaston Dutilleul, Paris.