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PIERRE CHAREAU (1883-1950)

"MB 673" desk, Circa 1927

Desk in walnut, oak and patinated wrought iron in the shape of "L" originally placed in the Maison de Verre in the doctor's private study Jean Dalsace.  

The left part is decorated with a swivel shelf while the right part presents a shelf and a suspended box. 


 

H 83 - L 162 - P 109 cm (H 32.7 - W 63.8 - D 42.9 in)

Origin

Annie et Jean Dalsace's collection, directly ordered from the artist, then in the family by inheritance. - Christie's, "Annie & Jean Dalsace ; Les collections de la Maison de Verre" auction, Paris, October 7th, 2021, lot 77.

Bibliography

For this desk :
K. Frampton, "Maison de verre", Perspecta : The Yale Architectural Journal, New Haven, 1969, vol. 12, p. 99-100.
Y. Futagawa et F. Montes, "Pierre Chareau with Bernard Bijvoet, Maison d’Alsace (‘Maison de Verre’) Paris, France. 1928-1932", Global Architecture, Tokyo, 1977, n. 46, p. 35.
Y. Futagawa, B. Bauchet et M. Vellay, "La Maison de Verre, Pierre Chareau", A.D.A. EDITA, Tokyo, 1988, p. 95, 117.
B. B. Taylor, "Pierre Chareau, Designer and Architect", Taschen, Cologne, 1992, p. 79, 131.
D. Vellay, "La Maison de verre, Le chef-d’œuvre de Pierre Chareau", Thames & Hudson Ltd, Londres, 2007, p. 64-65, 68.
E. da Costa Meyer, "Pierre Chareau, Modern Architecture and Design", catalogue d'exposition, The Jewish Museum, New York, 4 novembre 2016-26 mars 2017, p. 202.
M. Vellay, "Portraits croisés, La Maison de verre, Dalsace / Chareau", éditions du Regard, Paris, 2021, p. 248.