DROUANT SIDE CHAIR

by Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann (1879-1933)
France, circa 1925


33" high; 18" wide; 22" deep; 19 ½” seat height

Macassar ebony and silk upholstered side chair ending in bone sabots on front legs.

Ruhlmann designed this elegant and comfortable model for the Restaurant Drouant, Paris, in 1924. Oak chairs of the same design were made for the ocean liner Île de France. In 1925 Ruhlmann exhibited the Drouant side chair and armchair in the salon of the Hôtel d'un Collectionneur at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs.

Impressed Ruhlmann underneath.

Literature:
Pierre Kjellberg, Art Déco, "Les Maitres du Mobilier, Le Décor des Paquebots", Paris, 1981, p. 207.
Florence Camard, "Ruhlmann: Master of Art Deco", Harry N Abrams, New York, 1984, pp. 92, 125, 149 and 254.
Emmanuel Bréon and Rosalind Pepall, "Ruhlmann: Genius of Art Deco", Somogy Editions d'Art, Paris, 2004, pp. 57, 200 and 206.

$20,000 - Inv. #7