3 May 2012
JULES WABBES (1919-1974)
GROUP OF ARCHITECTURAL FITTINGS, 1964-1965
supplied by Le Mobilier Universel, to include three polished brass towel rails, a pair of coat-hooks and an ashtray, sand-cast bronze, and a pair of brass wall appliques, supplied 1968
6¾ in. (17.3 cm.) high; 15¾ in. (16.7 cm.) wide; 7½ in. (18.5 cm.) deep (8)
Rue Livourne, Brussels, 1964-1965 (towel rails, coat-hooks, ashtray).
La Hulpe, Brussels, 1968 (appliques).
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ibid, p. 182 (appliques, similar illustrated); p. 214 (hooks and ashtray, similar illustrated); p. 216 (towel rails, similar illustrated).
The pair of brass appliques are listed on a Le Mobilier Universel receipt, dated 12 December 1968, at the cost of 4,800 Belgian Francs.
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