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DeLorenzo Gallery
DELORENZO 956 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021
Phone 212 249-7575 Fax 212 861-7507
#6872
EMILE-JACQUES RUHLMANN (1879-1933) and JEAN DUNAND (1877-1942), circa
1927
Dressing table in black lacquer with abstract eggshell detail on top and side panels; with three
drawers and a round mirror. Upholstered chair with legs in black lacquer and eggshell detail; the
front legs in a tusk-like taper.
Measurements
Vanity
Height: 44 ¼ in (112.4)
Table height: 27 ½ in (69.9 cm)
Length: 39 ¼ in (99.7 cm)
Depth: 23 ½ in (59.7 cm)
Chair
Height: 32 in (81.3 cm)
Width: 21 in (53.3 cm)
Depth: 23 in (58.4 cm)
Documentation
Florence Camard, Ruhlmann: Master of Art Deco, New York: Abrams, 1984, pp. 60 and 275.
Emmanuel Breon and Rosalind Pepall, Ruhlmann: Genius of Art Deco, Paris: Somogy, 2004, pp.
50 and 135 (similar chair illustrated); 208-210 and 292 (this set illustrated).
Leon Deshairs, L’Art Decoratif Francais: 2e serie, Paris: Levy, 1930, p. 77 (vanity illustrated).
Bruno Foucart et al., “Ruhlmann,” Connaissance des Arts, Special Issue, Paris: Société Française
de Promotion Artistique, 2001, p. 27 (similar chair illustrated).
Philippe Garner, “Chow Wow,” House and Garden, May 1988, p. 170 (this set illustrated).
Frank Russell, Philippe Garner, and John Read, A Century of Chair Design, New York: Rizzoli,
1980, p. 96 (similar chair illustrated).
Dan Hofstadter, “Curves With Verve,” Art and Antiques, October 2013, p. 56 (this vanity
illustrated).
Exhibited
Ruhlmann: Genius of Art Deco, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10 June - 5
September 2004 and The Montreal Museum of Art, Jean Noel Desmarais Pavilion, Montreal, 30
September - 12 December 2004.
Provenance
Purchased from Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann by Madame Redhead
Sotheby’s Monaco, 1982
Michael Chow
Anthony DeLorenzo, New York, 1988

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