MARC DU PLANTIER (1901-1975)
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MARC DU PLANTIER (1901-1975)

A DESK, CIRCA 1936

Details
MARC DU PLANTIER (1901-1975)
A DESK, CIRCA 1936
designed for La Maison Jacques Heim, painted wrought-iron, painted wood, leather writing surface
28 ¼ in. (71.8 cm.) high, 56 in. (142.3 cm.) wide, 24 ½ in. (62.3 cm.) deep
stamped M. DU PLANTIER
Provenance
Alexandre Biaggi, Paris.
Literature
Y. Badetz, Marc du Plantier, Paris, 2010, pp. 116-117 for another table of this model and a promotional photograph for La Maison Jacques Heim featuring a desk of this model, circa 1936.
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Lot Essay

Marc du Plantier designed this desk and the settee in the following lot for the Parisian fashion designer, Jacques Heim.

Jacques Heim (1899 – 1967) was a celebrated fashion designer and costume designer for theater and film. In 1924 Sonia Delaunay, together with Heim, opened a fashion studio whose clients were to include Nancy Cunard and Gloria Swanson, amongst others. In 1930 he established his eponymous Parisian couture house, and with sportswear boutiques established in Cannes and Biarritz from 1937. Heim was president of the Paris Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture from 1958 to 1962, a period of transition from haute couture to ready-to-wear clothing.

This example is one of several variations, executed with a variety of different surface treatments to include gilded iron and Antique-patinated faux-bronze, created for the Jacques Heim maison de couture, 15 avenue Matignon, Paris. Dupré-Lafon’s extensive conception for this important and well-exposed interior was to prove instrumental in developing the decorator’s clientele at the highest levels of international society. The wrought-iron settees created for this interior are documented (op. cit., p. 119) as having been executed by Pougiat, 31 rue des Cloÿs, Paris.


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