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  • Design Credit: Samantha Todhunter Design Ltd., Photo Credit: Oliver Clarke. Dimensions: H 14.18 in. x W 20.48 in.
  • Design Credit: Lucy Harris Studio, Photo Credit: Francesco Bertocci. Dimensions: H 14.18 in. x W 20.48 in.
  • Design Credit: Timothy Godbold, Photo Credit: Karl Simone. Dimensions: H 14.18 in. x W 20.48 in.
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Maurice Dufrêne
Lady's Room, Set of 4 Lithographs, 1906

1906

$1,000

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Set of four lithographs enhanced with gouache by Maurice Dufrene. Four original plans from "Interieur Moderne d'une Famille Française" by Maurice Dufrene in 1906. These four plans are the illustration of the lady's room. The first plan shows a general view of the room. On the second one, we zoom on the writing-desk and the wardrobe. On the third, we can see details as window, curtains, dressing-table and seats. On the four, details of furniture and handles. The four plans are signed "Maurice Dufrene". These plans are #4, #5, #6 and #7 of the 18 that are composing the whole illustration of this book. Opportunities to acquire this kind of work by Maurice Dufrene or any other famous French Art Deco creator are more than rare. So, do not miss it. If you want to decorate your walls with these plans, you will just have to choose a framing assorted to your taste. Dimensions of each plan: 20.47" x 14.17" (52cm x 36cm) Condition #4: discolorations on the edges and dots due to the age; dots (ink it seems). #5: folds and very small cuts on the corners, slight discolorations and crumples on the edges. #6 : discolorations on the edges, tears on the right edge (see photo). #7 : a fold on the lower right corner. The whole is in fair condition, wears and cuts are due to the old age (100 years old). Many of these defects will be hidden by the passe-partout. Please look attentively the pictures. Delivered without frame. About Maurice Dufrène : Maurice Dufrene was born in Paris in 1876. He studied at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs, In 1899, at the age of just 23, he became director and manager of La Maison Moderne, an association of artists who worked together to create designs which could be produced in multiples. These artists were van de Velde, Horta, Plumet and Selmersheim. His work was first shown at salons in 1902, and from 1903 he regularly exhibited at Salon d’Automne and Salons of Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts. He quickly moved to the forefront of modern design and was with Leon Jallot, among the group of French designers which became known as the Constructeurs, before the First World War. Dufrene had worked on Meier-Graefe's 'La Maison Moderne' around 1900 designing in the Art Nouveau style. By 1910, his work adapted more simplified forms using more substantial materials and construction. In 1904, he became a founding member of the Salon des Artistes Decorateurs, through which he exhibited for thirty years. He taught for a while at Ecole Boulle, and returned to design in 1919 producing neat and logical designs embellished with recurring carved scroll motifs and decorated with marquetry floral medallions in boxwood, ebony and ivory. In 1921 he joined the studio La Maîtrise, as Artistic Director, and began a period of prolific production. The full flowering of his talent became apparent in his refined furniture designs and complete interiors. His inspiration was taken from 18th and 19th Century designs, with a modern approach. At the 1925 Exposition, Dufrene was everywhere. As well as the La Maitrise pavilion, he designed the 'petit salon' in the 'Ambassade Francaise', a boutique for the furrier Jungman, and the row of shoes on the Pont Alexandre Ill. Dufrene's stylistic development continued into the 1930s when he experimented with steel and glass. Adapting quickly to the Art Deco movement, the 1930s were just as busy for him. He died in Nogent-sur-Marne in 1955. His interiors ranged eclectically from townhouses to avant-garde to glass, metal and mirrors, to commissions from Mobilier National for embassies and the Palais de l’Elysée in Paris. He would remain at La Maîtrise until 1952. Today much of his work goes unidentified.
  • Creator:
    Maurice Dufrêne (1876 - 1955, French)
  • Creation Year:
    1906
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 14.18 in (36 cm)Width: 20.48 in (52 cm)Depth: 0.01 in (0.1 cm)
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  • Gallery Location:
    Saint Amans des cots, FR
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU1088211163222

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