13 June 2008
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE ATLANTA COLLECTION
SERGE MOUILLE (1922-1988)
Two Painted Metal and Brass 'Saturn' Sconces, designed 1957
one: 10 in. (25.5 cm.) high, 12 in. (30.5 cm.) wide, 10½ in. (26.5 cm.) deep; the other: 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high, 13 in. (33 cm.) wide, 10 in. (25.5 cm.) deep (2)
Dorotheum, Vienna, 6 May 2003, lot 116.
With Jousse Enterprise, Paris.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
cf. P.E. Pralus, A French Classic: Serge Mouille un classique français, Saint Cyr au Mont d'Or, 2006, pp. 66, 182 and 188 for examples of this model.
Please note that this lot consists of only one sconce, and not two as stated in the catalogue. The estimate for this lot is therefore $4,000- $6,000.
The designer and decorator shows us around his Santa Monica HQ, and enthuses over the forthcoming Rooms as Portraits auctions in London and New York
From the Costa Smeralda to Cannes via Monte Carlo — all from Christie’s International Real Estate
From applique and back splats to veneering and wingbacks, an essential glossary of furniture terms
Textile designer Neisha Crosland on why she was drawn to a Raoul Dufy advertisement for a Bianchini Férier fabric
Ahead of our Paris sale on 10 September, Meredith Etherington-Smith salutes three generations of collectors from one family
What a newcomer needs to know about the highly collectable, grain-based liquor served at all Chinese state banquets