Emilio Terry 1930s "Louis XVII Style" Bed For Sale
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Emilio Terry 1930s "Louis XVII Style" Bed

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Emilio Terry -- architect, interior, and furniture designer -- was the inventor and sole-practitioner of what was drolly referred to as his “Louis XVII style.” There was in fact no such style, since the future Louis XVII died in prison, thanks to the Revolution, Heir to a Cuban sugar fortune, Terry didn’t need to make a living by catering to the prevailing taste for the moderne style, which allowed him to work in various historically based styles freely interpreted. Yet he didn’t lack for commissions from traditionalists and modernists alike, including Vicomte Jean-Charles de Noailles, Carlos de Beistegui, Stavros Niarchos, and the decorator Jean-Michel Frank, for whom he designed a furniture line. Among his admirers was Alfred Barr, director of the Museum of Modern Art, who included Terry’s work in his 1936 exhibition "Fantastic Art, Dada, Surrealism." This pen-and-ink sketch of a bed on architect’s tracing paper has a splendid agitation. Suffocating under bolts of draped fabric, the supports are in the form of fasces -- a bundle of rods with an ax -- that been, since the days of ancient Rome, a symbol of the people's power in a republic. This drawing is now in a mat and a circa 1800 French giltwood frame.

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  • Creator
    Emilio Terry (Designer)
  • Of the Period
    Neoclassical Revival
  • Place of Origin
  • Dimensions
    H 8.75 in. x W 12.5 in. x D .5 in.H 22.23 cm x W 31.75 cm x D 1.27 cm
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU1061416171462
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