London, South Kensington
28 October 2014
JOSEPH CSAKY (1888-1971)
'PEACOCKS', A CONSOLE TABLE, CIRCA 1927
white and black marble (restorations)
31 5/8 in. (80.3 cm.) high; 38 in. (96.5 cm.) wide; 11 7/8 in. (30.3 cm.) deep
Private Collection, Paris;
Artcurial, Paris, Art Déco, 8 June 2010, lot 109;
Christie's Paris, Les Collections Du Chateau De Gourdon, 29 March 2011, lot 1000.
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F. Marcilhac, Joseph Csaky du Cubisme Historique à la Figuration Réaliste, les Editions de l'Amateur, Paris, 2007, pp. 142, 342 (FM. 121).
The design of this lot is is related to, and possibly a preliminary study for, the Cubist sculpture of a stylised peacock which Csaky installed in the entrance hall of Jaques Doucet's esteemed Studio Saint Jacques in 1928.
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