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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 35

    PAUL DUPRE-LAFON (1900-1971)


    Price Realised  


    PAUL DUPRE-LAFON (1900-1971)
    A Parchment, Mahogany, Leather and Gilt-Bronze Desk, 1940s
    together with a leather upholstered, stained wood and brass swivelling desk chair by Paul Dupré-Lafon; the desk top inset with two macassar ebony lined compartments with sliding covers
    desk: 28½ in. (72.4 cm.) high, 90½ in. (129.8 cm.) wide, 34¼ in. (87 cm.) deep; chair: 29½ in. (75 cm.) high (2)

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    cf. T. Couvrat Desvergnes, Dupré-Lafon Décorateur des Millionaires, Paris, 1990, pp. 174-175, 182-183 for other examples of desks of this model.

    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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    Pre-Lot Text

    A desk of this design in a contemporary room setting