Modernist 20th Century /07 December 2003

245

Robert Mallet-Stevens

lounge chair
France, c. 1924
lacquered wood, zebra hide
24 w × 34 d × 40 h in (61 × 86 × 102 cm)

Literature: Robert Mallet-Stevens: Architecture, Furniture, Interior Design, Pinchon, pg 33 illustrates a similar chair on the veranda at the Villa Noailles, Hyeres, France of which this is a variation

provenance: Joan Weinstein, Chicago

estimate: $9,000–12,000
result: $9,440

Own a similar item?
FREE EVALUATION

Robert Mallet-Stevens 1886–1945

Robert Mallet-Stevens was an anomaly of the modernist era of design—while most were moving toward a sober, subtractive approach, Mallet-Stevens was designing buildings and interiors with a decorative, mannerist flair, blending various styles to create unique spaces for a wealthy, avant-garde clientele. 

Mallet-Stevens was born to a privileged family in 1886 in Paris and his father was an art collector, placing him in the milieu of French high society. He entered the École Spéciale d'Architecture in 1905, a progressive institution focused on modern rationalism. After completing his studies, he built a network of avant-garde artists and actively exhibited his drawings and models in Paris and abroad. Mallet-Stevens served in the air force from 1914 to 1917 and upon his return to Paris, he worked on various commissions for small private homes and the interiors of gas stations, ocean liners and showrooms. 

Auction Results Robert Mallet-Stevens

Evaluation of Property

Use this form to submit images and details for items that you would like to consign to auction. Need helpful tips?

  • Please be as descriptive as possible including details about an items condition and history.
  • Where did you get the piece and does it have a special provenance?
  • Do you know any details regarding the edition, vintage, designer, or other particulars?
hide

Catalog Added to Cart

This catalog has been added to your cart. Please checkout or continue browsing.

Checkout