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JEAN PROUVE (1901-1984)
A Lacquered Steel, Canvas and Leather 'Cité' Armchair, circa 1930
32¼ in. (82 cm.) high, 26 in. (66 cm.) wide, 30¾ in. (78 cm.) deep
Provenance
M. Piontek, a co-worker of Jean Prouvé.
Thence by descent in the family.
Literature
Exhibiton catalogue, Chefs-d'oeuvre des années 30: Table à pied unique par Jean Prouvé, siège par Jean Prouvé et Jacques André et autre acquisitions récentes par Prouvé, Roux-Spitz, Bastard et Brandt, Galerie 54, Paris, 2005, u.p.

Lot Essay

cf. A. von Vegesack, ed., exhibition catalogue, Jean Prouvé: The Poetics of the Technical Object, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, 2005, pp. 301, 307 and 316 for a similar example of this model.

Exhibition catalogue, Jean Prouvé Constructeur 1901-1984, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy, Nancy, 2001, pp. 48-49 and 122 for similar examples of this model.

L. Allégret and V. Vaudou, eds., Jean Prouvé et Paris, Paris, 2001, pp. 141 and 229 for similar examples of this model.

Jean Prouvé La Biennale di Venezia, Paris, 2000, pp. 40, 70 and 101 for similar examples of this model.

P. Sulzer, ed., Jean Prouvé Complete Works Vol. 1: 1917-1933, Basel, 1999, cover and pp. 204-215 for similar examples of this model.

Galeries Jousse Seguin and Enrico Navarra, Jean Prouvé, Paris, 1998, p. 245 for another example of this model.

J. van Geest, Jean Prouvé Furniture, Cologne, 1991, pp. 40 - 43 for similar examples of this model.

Exhibition catalogue, Jean Prouvé Constructeur, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, October 1990 - January 1991, pp. 63-64 and 213 for similar examples of this model.

C. Coley, Jean Prouvé en Lorraine, Nancy, 1990, p. 44 for similar examples of this model.

Exhibition catalogue, Jean Prouvé Mobilier, 1924-1953, Galerie Touchaleaume, Galerie Down-Town, Paris, 1987, p. 22 for a similar model.
A. DeLorenzo and A and C. Counord, exhibition catalogue, Jean Prouvé Serge Mouille, DeLorenzo Gallery, 1985, pp. 41 and 51 for similar examples of this mode.

B. Huber and J.-C., Steinegger, eds., Jean Prouvé Prefabrication: Structures and Elements, London, 1971, pp. 144 and 181 for similar examples of this model.

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