• 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 342

    LA MAISON DESNY (1927-1933)

    A SILVERED-METAL VASE, CIRCA 1928

    Price Realised  

    LA MAISON DESNY (1927-1933)
    A Silvered-Metal Vase, circa 1928
    8¾ in. (22 cm.) high
    stamped DESNY PARIS MADE IN FRANCE DÉPOSÉ


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    cf. A. Duncan and A. Friedman, "La Maison Desny," The Journal of Propaganda Arts, vol. 9, Summer 1988, pp. 87 for an illustration of a vase of this design.

    La Maison Desny was established by Rene Nauny and M. Desnet in Paris in 1927. They collaborated with architects Robert Mallet-Stevens, Jean-Michel Frank and others to create a progressive design studio of the most modern, avant-garde art works of it's day until the studio dissolved with the untimely death of M. Desnet in 1933.