A pair of Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann macassar ebony and silvered bronze Cannelé armchairs Created for the Viville-Yardley Showroom, 24 avenue de l'Opéra, Paris, circa 1926

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Lot 39W
A pair of Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann macassar ebony and silvered bronze Cannelé armchairs
Created for the Viville-Yardley Showroom, 24 avenue de l'Opéra, Paris, circa 1926

Sold for US$ 81,250 inc. premium
A pair of Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann macassar ebony and silvered bronze Cannelé armchairs
Created for the Viville-Yardley Showroom, 24 avenue de l'Opéra, Paris, circa 1926
Reference 62aAR-128NR
branded Ruhlmann
height 35 3/4in (91cm); width 25in (63.5cm); depth 22in (55.9cm)

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Viville-Yardley Showroom, Paris, circa 1926
    Jacques Kugel Antiquaire, Paris, acquired from the above late 1960s
    The Toledo Museum of Art, acquired from the above 1970

    Exhibited
    Treasures for Toledo, The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, November 7, 1976 - January 2, 1977

    Gallery One, The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, early 1990s

    Literature
    Gaston Varenne, "L'Exposition des Arts Décoratifs", Art et Décoration, July 1925, p. 16 for the variant Cannelée dining chair model in the Hôtel du Collectionneur

    Gabriel Mourey, "The Paris International Exhibition, 1925, First Article: The French Buildings", The Studio, vol. 90, 1925, p. 18 for Cannelée dining chair

    "Treasures for Toledo", Toledo Museum of Art, Museum News, Vol. 19, Nos. 2&3, 1976, p. 75 for an illustration.

    Florence Camard, Ruhlmann: Master of Art Deco, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 1984, pp. 151, 155, and 160 for Cannelée dining chair

    Ruhlmann: Un Génie de l'Art Déco, Paris, 2002, p. 172 for the variant model in the collection of Musée des Art Décoratifs, Paris

    Emmanuel Bréon, Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann Furniture, Flammarion, Paris, 2004, p. 66 for a period photograph of the interior of the Parfumerie Viville Yardley, Paris featuring the chairs

    Ruhlmann Genius of Art Deco, Paris, 2004, p. 282 for the chairs in situ in the Viville-Yardley Showroom, circa 1929

    The chair model was featured prominently in the legendary Fricotelle dining room, circa 1926.
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A pair of Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann macassar ebony and silvered bronze Cannelé armchairs Created for the Viville-Yardley Showroom, 24 avenue de l'Opéra, Paris, circa 1926
A pair of Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann macassar ebony and silvered bronze Cannelé armchairs Created for the Viville-Yardley Showroom, 24 avenue de l'Opéra, Paris, circa 1926
A pair of Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann macassar ebony and silvered bronze Cannelé armchairs Created for the Viville-Yardley Showroom, 24 avenue de l'Opéra, Paris, circa 1926
A pair of Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann macassar ebony and silvered bronze Cannelé armchairs Created for the Viville-Yardley Showroom, 24 avenue de l'Opéra, Paris, circa 1926
A pair of Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann macassar ebony and silvered bronze Cannelé armchairs Created for the Viville-Yardley Showroom, 24 avenue de l'Opéra, Paris, circa 1926
A pair of Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann macassar ebony and silvered bronze Cannelé armchairs Created for the Viville-Yardley Showroom, 24 avenue de l'Opéra, Paris, circa 1926
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