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Made for Edward James by Green & Abbott in 1938.
At Monkton House, West Dean Estate, West Sussex, until 1986, and then moved to West Dean House, West Sussex.
The Edward James Foundation, West Dean, West Sussex.
S. Dalí, The Secret Life of Salvador Dalí, New York, 1942, p. 78 (one of the two tone sofas illustrated).
C. Aslet, 'Monkton House, East Sussex', Country Life, 12 September 1985, p. 704.
J. Glancey, ‘Mad Monckton’, World of Interiors, May 1986, p. 148.
M. Etherington-Smith, Dalí, London, 1992, no. 23, pp. 8, 248 & 249 (one of the pink satin sofas illustrated).
R. Descharnes & G. Néret, Salvador Dalí, The Paintings, vol. I, 1904-1946, Cologne, 1994, no. 552, p. 244 (one of the pink satin sofas illustrated).
D. Guinness, 'Edward James', World of Interiors, May 1998, p. 148.
R. & N. Descharnes, Dalí, The Hard and The Soft, Sculptures & Objects, Azay-le-Rideau, 2004, pp. 40-41 (the pink satin sofas illustrated p. 41).
G. Stamp, 'Surreal Recall', Apollo, July 2007, pp. 80-1, fig. 4 (the pair to this sofa illustrated).
Brighton, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, A Surreal Life: Edward James, 1907-1984, April - July 1998, no. 192, pp. 27, 50, 102, 124 (n. 23) & 149 (illustrated pp. 10 & 50).
Venice, Palazzo Grassi, Dalí: The Centenary Retrospective, September 2004 - January 2005, no. 173, p. 284 (a pink satin sofa illustrated p. 285); this exhibition later travelled to Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum of Art, February - May 2005.
London, Victoria & Albert Museum, Surreal Things: Surrealism and Design, March - July 2007, p. 42 (a pink satin sofa illustrated, p. 2); these works later travelled to Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, September 2007 - January 2008 and Bilbao, Guggenheim Museum, March - September 2008.
Edinburgh, National Galleries of Scotland, Surreal Encounters: Collecting the Marvellous, June - September 2016, pp. 205, 206, 208, 246, 258 (illustrated, p. 206; a red and pink sofa illustrated pl. 46); this exhibition will later travel to Hamburg, Hamburger Kunsthalle, October 2016 - January 2017 and Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, February - May 2017.