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André ARBUS & Vadim ANDROUSOV

Sideboard, 1942

A celadon green lacquered wood sideboard. The front legs are decorated with gilded bronzes. 
The front presents in the center a gilded bronze solar mascaron signed "Androusov". 
The doors open asymmetrically onto an interior in sycamore with a shelf. 
The top is underlined by a gilded bronze border. 

H 86 - L 134 - P 54 cm (H 33.9 - W 52.8 - D 21.3 in)

Origin

Private collection, Paris.

History

The model of this console was created in February 1942. A version in turquoise blue lacquer was exhibited at the Salon unique des Augustins and acquired by Henri Thévenin (see in Yvonne Brunhammer, "André Arbus ; Architecte Décorateur des Années 40", p. 192).

Bibliography

JANNEAU (Guillaume), "Pour une Renaissance du Bronze d'Ameublement", Art et Industrie, n°7, 1946, pp. 51-60, variant in grey-blue lacquer shown on p. 57.
"André Arbus par Waldemar George", Paris, Art et Industrie, 1948, pl. 12 model described as follows : "Chest of drawers in turquoise Chinese lacquer. Bronze of AUDROUSOW. This chest of drawers was acquired in 1942 by Henri Thévenin, friend of André Arbus and collaborator of his works".
BRUNHAMMER (Yvonne), "André Arbus ; Architecte Décorateur des années 40", Paris, Editions Norma, 1996, this sideboard represented on p. 63.
GAILLEMIN (Jean-Louis), FOUCART (Bruno), "Les décorateurs des années 40", Paris, Edition Norma, 1998, this sideboard represented on p. 80.