8 December 2000
AN UPHOLSTERED MACASSAR EBONY ARMCHAIR AND OTTOMAN
Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann, circa 1925
29¾ (75.5cm.) high, 23in. (58.5cm.) wide, 32¾in. (83cm.) deep
Christie's New York, March 3, 1986, lot 274
Christie's New York, December 10, 1998, lot 173
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
cf. Florence Camard, Ruhlmann, 1983, p. 91 for an illustration of the model.
caption: Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann
caption: The model of the chair and ottoman in situ at the Hôtel du Collectionneur boudoir in the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes.
Over 45 years, the London-based dealer has made his name as a purveyor of eclectic objects from an array of world cultures and historical periods
Thomas Girtin, who died aged just 27, was a friend of J.M.W. Turner — and regarded by many as more gifted. Specialist Harriet Drummond tells us why