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    Sale 2101

    Important 20th Century Design from the Collection of George and Frayda Lindemann

    15 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 51

    PAUL DUPRE-LAFON (1900-1971)

    A LIMED-OAK, LEATHER AND BRASS SILENT BUTLER, CIRCA 1940

    Price Realised  

    PAUL DUPRE-LAFON (1900-1971)
    A Limed-Oak, Leather and Brass Silent Butler, circa 1940
    executed by Hermès
    54½ in. (138.5 cm.) high
    stamped in gilt HERMÈS PARIS


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    cf. T. Couvrat Desvergnes, Dupré-Lafour Décorateur des Millionaires, Paris, 1990, pp. 204-205.

    The authenticity of this lot has been confirmed by the estate of Paul Dupré-Lafon. On the buyer's request a certificate of authenticity can be issued by the estate for a fee.

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    Provenance

    Galerie L'Arc en Seine, Paris.