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    Sale 5420

    20th Century Fashion & Accessories

    4 March 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 335

    AN UNUSUAL PATCHWORK ROBE, ATTRIBUTED TO SONIA DELAUNAY

    Price Realised  

    AN UNUSUAL PATCHWORK ROBE, ATTRIBUTED TO SONIA DELAUNAY
    jewel-toned satin fitted coat of many colours, unlined and unlabelled, probably 1920-1930


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    This coat was acquired in Paris among a collection including items by Delaunay, and was attributed to her. It shows her typical abstract use of colour, although the lack of a lining implies theatrical use. Delaunay's use of abstract colour blocks had roots in her creation of patchwork quilts for her own son Charles.

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