SHAGREEN BED - FOOTBOARDby André Groult (1884-1966)
38 ¼" high; 85" long; 60" wide
The bowed stained wood frame is decorated with panels of brown galuchat all around, the outside of the footboard and the inside of the headboard each with a starburst design. This bed was the central element in a suite comprising a bed, bedside tables and a commode made by Chanaux for Groult. Chanaux had built a reputation for his skills as a cabinet maker specializing in galuchat and had worked for Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann and Jean-Michel Frank.
Impressed Chanaux monogram twice on the footboard/ numbered 1602/ dated Annee 1927.
Pierre Kjellberg, "Le Mobilier du XXe Siecle", Les Editions de l'Amateur, Paris, 1994, pictured on p. 280.
$300,000. - Inv. #15