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JACQUES-ÉMILE RUHLMANN (1879-1933)

Pair of Sconces, Granet model, circa 1930

A silver-plated bronze mount and alabaster plates. Number 3641 in the Ruhlmann archives.
Dimensions of the alabaster plates : 6.9 x 18.9 cm.

H 25 - L 48 - P 17 cm (H 9.8 - W 18.9 - D 6.7 in)

History

In November 1931, the architect André Granet asked Émile Ruhlmann to set up all the professional premises of his new agency, 4, rue de Galilée. A pair of Granet sconces in alabaster and gilt bronze was located above the communication doors of the office-library. Another pair was installed in André Granet's cabinet, above the doors.

Exhibitions

Salon des Artistes Décorateurs, Paris, 1929, model presented above the Tardieu bed in the pavilion of the artist.

Bibliography

Florence Camard, Ruhlmann, Édition Monelle Hayot, Paris, 2009, reproduced on an archive photo p. 298, 355 and p. 359. Similar model in gilt bronze p. 358.
Emmanuel Bréon and Rosalind Pepall, eds., Ruhlmann: Genius of Art Deco, Montreal, 2001, pp. 134