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'DUVAL', A MACASSAR EBONY, BURR AMBOYNA AND BURR ASH VENEERED AND IVORY CABINET BY ÉMILE-JACQUES RUHLMANN, DESIGNED IN 1924
This model was executed between 1924 and 1931, with each unique example displaying alternative timber options or internal design. In 1927, Ruhlmann designed for his own use an example with burr-elm surfaces, and an interior fitted to store hats. That cabinet required nine weeks of labour and was subsequently presented at the 'Rétrospective Ruhlmann' exhibition, held at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, October-December 1934, under the number 42. The cabinet remained in the possession of Madame Ruhlmann until her death and the subsequent execution of her estate in 1958