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EMILE-JACQUES RUHLMANN (1879-1933)
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EMILE-JACQUES RUHLMANN (1879-1933)

A 'GRANET' DESK, CIRCA 1930

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EMILE-JACQUES RUHLMANN (1879-1933)
A 'GRANET' DESK, CIRCA 1930
macassar ebony, oak, beech, bronze, chromium-plated steel
29 ¾ in. (75.6 cm.) high, 75 ½ in. (191.8 cm.) wide, 37 ¼ in. (94.6 cm.) deep
Provenance
Gallerie du Luxembourg, Paris;
Time Warner Collection, New York;
Acquired from the above by present owner, 1993.
Literature
For other examples of this model:
F. Camard, Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann, New York, 2009, p. 357;
P. Kjellberg, Art Deco, Paris, 2004, p. 218.
The ‘Granet’ desk model was exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs, 1929. The model is recorded under number 1518 NR (Nouveau Referencier) in the Ruhlmann Archives, Musée des Annees 30, Boulogne Billancourt, Paris.
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Lot Essay

This model is recorded under number 1518 NR (Nouveau Referencier) in the Ruhlmann Archives, Musée des Annees 30, Boulogne Billancourt, Paris.

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