A set of four Pierre Patout carved sycamore armchairs from the 1st Class Dining Room of the S.S. Ile de France
circa 1927 height 36 1/2in (92.7cm); width 20 1/2in (52cm); depth 18in (45.6cm). Together with an original fabric fragment from one of the seats.
Provenance: Mr. Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. Sothebys, New York, June 16, 1989, The Estate of Walter P. Chrysler Jr., sale 5877, lot 355.
Literature: Louis-René Vian, Arts Décoratifs À Bord Des Paquebots Français 1880/1960, Fonmare, Paris, 1994, pp. 82 and 83 for illustrations of this model in use in the First Class Dining Room.
The chairs on offer are examples of the original circa 1927 chair design for the First Class Dining Room. A more simplified version, which featured a shorter seat rail, a rounded uncarved backrest, and plain green fabric was introduced after World War II.
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