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PIERRE CHAREAU (1883-1950)

Side Table with shelves, Circa 1923

A rosewood side table with a circular base ans composed of four compartments with shelves unfolding like the petals of a tulip.
The central part in the shape of a rhombus evoking the pistils of the flower is decorated with an antique green marble top. 

It is stamped "1 2 3 4" and inscribed "1605".

H 53,9 - L 50,8 - P 69,8 cm (H 21.2 - W 20 - D 27.5 in)

Origin

Salon d'Automne, 1923 ; DeLorenzo Gallery, New York ; Private Collection, California

History

Archive photo N°1: "bed and low bookcase, amourette wood and rosewood, 1923" whose top has the same veins on the marble, Maison de verre Archives.
This pedestal table was presented in the boudoir designed by Pierre Chareau at the Salon d'Automne in 1923. The boudoir was furnished with a bed and a desk of the same design.

Bibliography

Georges Pompidou Exhibition, "Pierre Chareau : architecte, un art intérieur", Editions du Centre Pompidou, Paris, 1993, this table is represented p. 136.
Marc Vellay et Kenneth Frampton, "Pierre Chareau : Architecte 1883 - 1950", Editions du Regard, Paris, 1984, similar model illustrated p. 39.
Esther Da Costa Meyer, "Pierre Chareau ; Modern Architecture and Design", exhibition at the Jewish Museum, New-York du 4 novembre 2016 au 26 mars 2017, same model without the marble top represented and referenced p. 161.