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PIERRE CHAREAU (1883-1950)

"MB 241A" game table, circa 1926

Rio rosewood game table with a fixed rectangular top surmounted by a square top opening with four wallet flaps on an interior covered with beige felt. 

Solid side legs slightly curved and two folding legs. Two removable ashtrays in brass.

Stamped "PC" on the back of the top. 

Dimensions : 

Extended : 27 x 57 x 41 1/8 in

Folded : 27 7/8 x 57 x 20 ½ in

H 68,5 - L 145 - P 104,5 cm (H 27 - W 57.1 - D 41.1 in)

Origin

Bernheim-Dalsace collection, directly commissioned from the artist, then in the family by descent - Christie's sale, "Annie & Jean Dalsace ; Les collections de la Maison de Verre", Paris, 7 October 2021, lot 100.

Bibliography

For this table :
M. Vellay et K. Frampton, Pierre Chareau, Architecte-meublier, 1883-1950, éditions du Regard, Paris, 1984, p. 124.
D. Vellay, La Maison de verre, Le chef-d'oeuvre de Pierre Chareau, Thames & Hudson Ltd, Londres, 2007, p. 118, 124-125.
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. 212.

For a similar model :
Pierre Chareau, architecte, un art intérieur, catalogue d'exposition, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 3 novembre 1993-17 janvier 1994, p. 181.
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. 54.