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Set of Four René Prou 'Fer Forgé Rond' Iron Side Chairs, France, 1940's

US$7,835.69per set

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A gorgeous set of four 'fer forgé rond' - iron side chairs designed by René Prou (French 1889-1947), France, circa 1940s. The chairs are decorated with a delicate scrolled design, the apron with conforming pendant loops as in the oval back, pierced cyma curve legs in the front and shaped legs in the rear. The cushion seats are covered in purple satin. Seat Height is 16 inches. The frames have been readjusted and newly powder coated for $ 2,500 and are in a pristine condition. The cushion seats are in the original condition and still very good. The purple satin needs to be reupholstered. See also the attached image from the book by Herbert Ypma in the World Design Series about France, which shows the chairs in the apartment of the designer Frédéric Méchiche in the Marais in Paris. Three of the chairs are visible.   Prou, René (1889-1947) The French decorator and designer became the design house Gouffe's chief designer. Called the first decorator of the modern taste, he contributed to the Art Deco movement's expansion. He took part, in 1926, to the luxurious decoration of the Orient Express's Pullman Cars to which he applied rare wooden marquetries and precious Chinese lacquers. Fuelled by classical forms, he nevertheless contributed to modern design by participating to the decoration of various ocean liners and the Villa Noailles.

Details

  • Creator
    René Prou (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 96.52 cm (38 in.)Width: 45.72 cm (18 in.)Depth: 43.18 cm (17 in.)
  • Sold As
    Set of 4
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1940s
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading. The frames have been professionally re-adjusted and newly powder coated and are in pristine condition. The satin fabric needs upholstery. Please refer to the detailed description and photos.
  • Seller Location
    PAU, FR
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU6432227944612

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    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: PAU, France
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