1 May 1997
A large cherry-veneered sideboard
Designed by Paul Dupre-Lafon for the Villa les Myrtes, Sainte Maxime, 1948
Four fall-front vellum-covered doors, the middle two enclosing a single shelf, the outer two enclosing three open oak shelf drawers, door inner faces lined in coral leather, bronze grip handles, the top inset with four dark grey marble panels
129½in. (324cm.) long; 37¼in. (93cm.) high; 20in. (49.5cm.) deep
Villa des Myrtes, Ste Maxime.
Christie's Monaco, 1 February 1987, Lot 152.
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Décor d'Aujourd'hui, No. 67, 1951, pp.64-69, the Villa les Myrtes discussed in detail, the sideboard reproduced in situ.
See also: Thierry Couvrat Desvergnes, Paul Dupré-Lafon. Décorateur des Millionaires, Paris, 1990, p.194.
Please note that the interior of the fall-front doors are lined not in coral coloured leather as stated in the catalogue, but in coral painted composite synthetic material.
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