ARMAND ALBERT RATEAU (1892-1938)
ARMAND ALBERT RATEAU (1892-1938)
ARMAND ALBERT RATEAU (1892-1938)
ARMAND ALBERT RATEAU (1892-1938)
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ARMAND ALBERT RATEAU (1892-1938)

TABLE LAMP, CIRCA 1922

Details
ARMAND ALBERT RATEAU (1892-1938)
Table Lamp, circa 1922
patinated bronze, paper shade
21 3⁄4 in. (55.2 cm) high, 14 in. (35.5 cm) diameter of shade
impressed A.A. RATEAU INV5 1392
Provenance
Family of the artist
Tajan, Paris, 23 November 2016, lot 76
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Literature
F. Olivier-Vial and F. Rateau, Armand-Albert Rateau, Paris, 1992, pp. 100, 228 (present lot illustrated)
H. Guéné, Décoration et haute couture: Armand Albert Rateau pour Jeanne Lanvin, un autre Art déco, Paris, 2006, pp. 99 and 131 (present lot illustrated)
Post lot text
Final image: View of Jeanne Lanvin's library in the rue Barbet-de-Jouy townhouse, featuring this lamp model.

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Lot Essay

Also known as “Modèle Lanvin”, this table lamp design was featured in fashion designer Jeanne Lanvin’s interior, alongside other works by Armand Albert Rateau. Pictured in the library of her hôtel particulier, rue Barbet-de-Jouy in Paris, the reeded balustrated base echoes the bronze legs of the Rateau tables and desk. Flawless in its proportions, and of prodigious quality of execution, this lamp epitomizes Rateau’s unique skill at conceiving elegant, modern artefacts that ornated his interiors. This model was exhibited at Le Décor de la vie de 1900 à 1925, at the Pavillon de Marsan, Musée du Louvre in 1937. The present lot is a remarkable example, in great condition and coming from the collection of the artist’s family.

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