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'NICOLLE', A SILVERED BRONZE AND RED LACQUERED WOOD CABINET
caption: The Nicolle family in front of the Château de Lomme. caption: The cabinet in situ at the Château de Lomme. caption: The invoice from Ruhlmann to Monsieur Nicolle. caption: Page two of the invoice from Ruhlmann to Monsieur Nicolle, with the present cabinet listed. PROPERTY FROM THE NICOLLE COLLECTION
'NICOLLE', A SILVERED BRONZE AND RED LACQUERED WOOD CABINET

JACQUES-EMILE RUHLMANN, 1928

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'NICOLLE', A SILVERED BRONZE AND RED LACQUERED WOOD CABINET Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann, 1928 model number 1524 561/8in. (142.5cm.) high, 40½in. (102.4cm.) wide, 177/8in. (45.4cm.) deep the reverse stamped with the mark of Chanaux and Pelletier, the silvered-bronze plaque inscribed S. Foucault
Provenance
Nicolle Collection
By descent in the family

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This lot is sold with the original invoice.


Commissioned on 18 November 1927 by the present owner's grandparents, the red lacquered cabinet mounted with the silvered bronze plaque was completed and delivered to Monsieur Nicolle and his family in June 1928 at a cost of 17,850 FF. The Nicolles, who manufactured textiles near Lille, lived in the 'Château de Lomme' that was bombed and nearly destroyed during World War II. The cabinet decorated the castle's salon amongst other important furnishings by Ruhlmann that included a Macassar ebony example of the 'Ambassade' desk and two 'Collectionneur' armchairs resting on a fine wool carpet by the designer (see period photograph). Some pieces of furniture, including the cabinet, were saved when they were relocated to the family's nearby cotton mill by the present owner's grandmother.

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