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1940's French Maple and Ormolu Mounts Desk, Attributed to Andre Arbus

$72,500

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Attributed to 1940's French designer Andre Arbus, this ormolu mounted maple writing table or desk features an inset tan leather top above two frieze drawers and lyre form trestle supports each accented with a pike form finial. André Arbus was a French furniture designer, sculptor and architect. Arbus exhibited his work at the 1925 International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts, where he won the silver medal for a lowboy he designed with Marc Saint-Saëns. Meanwhile, his work was also exhibited at the Société des artistes décorateurs and the Salon d'Automne. In 1925 André Arbus began to achieve the great success he deserved. He started exhibiting beyond Toulouse, at the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs, the Exposition des Arts Décoratifs, the Salon d'Automne, the gallery L’Epoque in Paris, and, most notably, at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts, where he won a medal for an innovative piece he designed with Marc Saint-Saëns. In 1932 Arbus moved to Paris, and in 1935, a year after winning the esteemed Premier Prix Blumenthal, he opened his own gallery. It was here, on the Avenue Matignon, that André Arbus built a client base of wealthy collectors and a reputation as one of the finest and most interesting furniture makers in all of France. He often worked with several artists from Toulouse: the designer Georges Soutiras; the painter Marc Saint-Saëns; and sculptors painters Joseph Monin and Henry Parayre. Today André Arbus is remembered as one finest furniture makers of the early and middle twentieth century, and is credited with reintroducing neo-classicism to the designs of his generation. His work lives on in museums around the world, and through the work of the La Fondation André Arbus, established by his daughter in his name.

Details

  • Attributed to
    André Arbus (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.25 in. (74.3 cm)Width: 58.5 in. (148.59 cm)Depth: 27 in. (68.58 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa Late 1940s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 0583451stDibs: LU97791048160

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    Ships From: New York, NY
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