• Historical Design Reflects: Th auction at Christies

    Sale 2392

    Historical Design Reflects: The East 61st Street Years

    8 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 355

    ROBERT MALLET-STEVENS (1886-1945)

    A LACQUERED WOOD AND ZEBRA SKIN ARMCHAIR, 1928-1930

    Price Realised  

    ROBERT MALLET-STEVENS (1886-1945)
    A Lacquered Wood and Zebra Skin Armchair, 1928-1930
    40¼ in. (102.2 cm.) high


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    cf. Robert Mallet-Stevens, Architecte, Brussels, 1980, pp. 102 and 198 for illustrations of related armchairs by Mallet-Stevens.

    The present chair was purchased by the Kings when they traveled to Paris in 1929 with architect/designer Philip Maher to refurnish their summer residence 'Rockledge' (designed by George W. Maher in 1912) with the contemporary modern aesthetic of the time. In addition to this chair by Mallet-Stevens, the interior included other modernist works by D.I.M., Donald Deskey, Hagenauer, Louis Sognot and others.

    Provenance

    E.L. King Residence, 'Rockledge', Winona, MN.
    Hollander Gallery, Milwaukee, WI.
    Private collection, Chicago, IL.