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    Sale 1790

    Property From The Estate Of Robin Roberts

    18 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 455

    LOUIS SUE (1875-1968) AND ANDRE MARE (1885-1932)

    A HAND-KNOTTED WOOL CARPET, CIRCA 1925

    Price Realised  

    LOUIS SUE (1875-1968) AND ANDRE MARE (1885-1932)
    A Hand-Knotted Wool Carpet, circa 1925
    166½ x 226 in. (423 x 574 cm.)
    with linen label marked 2561, 8548, 5409, 4.25 x 5.90=25.07 with floral basket signature in the weaving


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    cf. S. Day, Louis Süe Architectures, Brussels, 1986, p. 140 for an illustration of the rug in the living room at Villa Renouardt.

    In 1925, Jane Renouardt, an actress and director of the Théâtre Daunou in Paris, commissioned Süe and Mare to build and furnish a villa for her in Saint-Cloud near Paris. Two years later, an article appeared in Mobilier et Décoration describing the villa as the incarnation of the spirit of the 1925 International Exhibition. The present carpet, with its green and pink shades infused the living room of the villa with warmth and intimacy and set off the red lacquered woodwork for maximum effect.

    Provenance

    With Galerie Vallois, Paris.