8 December 2000
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.
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
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cf. Florence Camard, Ruhlmann, 1983, p. 91 for an illustration of the model.
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