Pair of SS Normandie Art Deco Armchairs by Pierre Patout

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The SS Normandie, considered the ultimate in Art Deco period ocean liners, unfortunately lived a very short life. Launched in 1935, it sailed only a few years before being re-commissioned to military transport duty. The ship was sunk in New York harbor in 1942, after suffering a fire onboard. Undeniably the most glamorous of areas on the ship was the Grand Dining Room, with illuminated wall panels by Rene Lalique. The chairs for the dining room were designed by Pierre Patout (French 1879 - 1965), as were many of the ships furnishings. The chair features graceful curves, finished off with a cast bronze tipped foot. The finish is period original, and displays very well. The seats have been re-upholstered in a geometric Art Deco inspired fabric, and are also in very fine condition. Four are available, but priced as pairs. By the way, there is also a pair in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of New York City.
Details
Place of Origin
France
Date of Manufacture
1934
Period
1930-1939
Materials and Techniques
Finished Walnut
Bronze
Upholstery
Condition
Fine Original Condition, Newer Upholstery.
Dimensions
34.5 in. H x 22.5 in. W x 19 in. D
88 cm H x 57 cm W x 48 cm D
Seat Height
19 in. (48 cm)
Dealer Location
Los Angeles, CA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
U12031981201432
Address
Off The Wall Antiques
737 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90069
US
(310) 853-6884
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