Important 20th Century Design /04 December 2005

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Maurice Pre

adjustable coffee table
France, c. 1948
oak
37 w × 19½ h in (94 × 50 cm)

Maurice Pre was an associate of Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann, with whom he collaborated with for the 1926 Paris Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes and in 1935 for the Normandie cruise ship. This adjustable table can be lowered eight inches.

literature: Les Decorateurs des Annees 50, Favardin, pg. 146 illustrates a similar example

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $8,400

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