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SÜE & MARE (Louis SÜE (1875-1968) & André MARE (1885-1932))

Chest of Drawers, circa 1925

A Rio rosewood and Thuya chest of drawers, with a slightly curved body opening with three drawers on the front, corner legs carved with stylized fins and sticks.

H 87 - L 124 - P 50,5 cm (H 34.3 - W 48.8 - D 19.9 in)

Origin

Edouard Mignot's collection, Marne region, France ; Private collection in Auvergne, France.

History

This chest of drawers was initially part of the collections of Edouard Mignot, owner of the Château de Sept-Saulx in the Marne region. This wealthy merchant from Reims entrusted the construction of the castle to Louis Süe and kept, in this building, the furniture from Süe and Mare acquired a few years earlier. At the time, this set was completed with a cylinder desk and a pair of bedside tables.

Bibliography

Florence Camard, "Süe et Mare et la Compagnie des Arts Français", Les Editions de l'Amateur, Paris, 1993. Many reproductions of furnitures with a base with stylized fins, p. 280, 287, 290, 291 and 292 (Bureau Weill).