4 November 2014
JEAN ROYÈRE (1902-1981)
A PAIR OF 'CROISILLON' SIDE CHAIRS, CIRCA 1947
painted steel rod, brass ball feet and with later woven vegetable-fibre upholstery
31 ½ in. (80 cm.) high; 18 ½ in. (47 cm.) wide; 17 ¼ in. (44.5 cm.) deep
Neo Senso, Paris, 1996.
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Similar examples illustrated:
A. de Heeckeren, Jean Royère, 1985, Paris, pp. 18, 19;
P-E. Martin Vivier, Jean Royère, 2002, Paris, pp. 120, 123;
Galerie Jacques Lacoste, Galerie Patrick Seguin, Jean Royère, Turin, 2012, pp. 55, 222.
Jean Royère used a 'Croisillon' chair in the office of his rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré apartment. The model was exhibited at the 1947 Salon des Artistes Décorateurs in Paris.
Christie’s would like to thank Jacques Lacoste for his assistance with the cataloguing of this lot.
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