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ARMAND ALBERT RATEAU (1882-1938)
ARMAND ALBERT RATEAU (1882-1938)

A PATINATED METAL AND GLASS BUTTERFLY SCONCE, CIRCA 1925

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ARMAND ALBERT RATEAU (1882-1938)
A Patinated Metal and Glass Butterfly Sconce, circa 1925
executed by Maison Bagues, Paris
19 in. (48.2 cm.) high, 22 in. (55.8 cm.) wide
Provenance
Jeanne Lanvin, La Buisserie, Le Vesinet, France.
Thence by descent.

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Lot Essay

cf. H. Guéné, Décoration et Haute Couture Armand Albert Rateau pour Jeanne Lanvin, un autre Art Déco, Paris, 2006, p. 205 for an illustration of a sconce of this model.

Maison Bagues has confirmed that this sconce was designed by Rateau and executed by Bagues. It was originally conceived as a ceiling light. Bagues also installed this lighting fixture in the Pavillon de l'Elegance at the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes.

We would like to thank Maison Bagues for confirming that this design is recorded in their archives.

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