13 June 2008,
Price realised USD 170,500
USD 150,000 - USD 200,000
JEAN-MICHEL FRANK (1895-1941)
A Leather and Wrought-Iron Armchair, 1925
34¼ in. (87 cm.) high
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
cf. see lot 147.
This chair is accompanied by a certificate from the Comité Jean-Michel Frank.
Vicomte and Vicomtesse Charles de Noailles.
By descent to their daughter Nathalie de Noailles (Mme. Alessandro Perrone).
Gifted to Mme Alexine "Teeny" Duchamp (Mme Marcel Duchamp).
By descent to the present owner.
See lot 147.
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