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Guy Lefevre 70s Green Chestofdrawers, Secretaire, Lacquer Roche Bobois

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One of a Kind design piece, exclusive for its shapes, size, finish and colour. It is a tall chest of drawers or secretaire made of chartreuse or Carthusian green lacquered wood, a 1970s design by Guy Lefèvre for the luxurious and exquisite French house Maison Jansen. The piece of furniture stands on four legs in gilded brass. Its front is divided into seven drawers with a rectangular profile, each one topped with diamond-shaped handles with extendable handles, all in the same golden brass. The central drawer extends like a secretary, inside which there are four small drawers and a central space. It is a piece of great aesthetic personality, totally unique. The color of the lacquer is called chartreuse green in reference to the liquor produced by the Carthusian monks at the French monastery of Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse (founded by Saint Bruno in 1084). The designer of the furniture is Guy Lefevre, who collaborated at an advanced stage of his career with Maison Jansen to produce pieces of furniture with first quality noble materials, unique in his production and an elegant but modern design. ABOUT THE DESIGNER Lefèvre was born on November 13, 1933 in Fianarantsoa, ??(Madagascar) and died on January 12, 2018. Born in Madagascar to Reunionese parents, Guy Lefèvre developed his entire career as a glassmaker in the Indian Ocean, Madagascar, Reunion and Mauritius. After beginning his career in Antananarivo in the early 1960s, he moved to Réunion in 1967. His first workshop was located on the ramps of Saint-François, then in 1969, rue Mazagran in Saint-Denis. In Paris, he obtained the title of Maître Verrier at the Chambre Syndicale des Maître Verriers in 1972. In 1983, Guy Lefèvre moved near the old Éperon (Saint-Paul) factory, then owned by Bourbon Sweets who wish to create an artisan village. . His main activity is stained glass, but he develops a parallel production of design pieces in exclusive furniture. It has been purchased in a private collector in Geneva, Switzerland. It,is in good condition with age and use , only a very light losses of lacquer , always we could have it be relacquered , but it would have to be the whole piece, so that , there would be no differences in color. The cost of that , high gloss lacquer and after then hand-polished by a cabinetmaker, will be 800 €.


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