0rouvé produced several types of sunscreens for his structures in France and Africa. This louver is from a private building in Brazzaville and is identical to louvers used for the Manufacture des Tabacs in Marseille.
cf. Exhibition catalogue, Jean Prouvé Constructeur 1901-1984, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy, Nancy, 2001, pp. 130-131 for a similar model.
Galeries Jousse Seguin and Enrico Navarra, Jean Prouvé, Paris, 1998, pp. 170-171 and 219 for variations of this model at the Manufacture des Tabacs in Marseille.
Exhibition catalogue, Jean Prouvé Constructeur, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 1990, p. 169 for a variation of this model at the prototype Maison Tropicale, Niamey.