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Side Chair

Designer:
Louis Süe (French, Bordeaux 1875–1968 Paris)
Designer:
André Mare (French, Argentan 1887–1932 Paris)
Manufacturer:
Compagnie des Arts Français
Date:
designed 1912; manufactured ca. 1920
Medium:
Walnut, silk velvet
Dimensions:
35 3/4 × 17 1/4 × 19 1/2 in. (90.8 × 43.8 × 49.5 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward C. Moore Jr. Gift, 1923
Accession Number:
23.175.2
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inspired by the Wiener Werkstätte in Austria, Louis Süe and André Mare, important and sought after French Art Deco architect/designers, founded the Compagnie des Arts Français in 1919. Dedicated to reviving the traditional arts of France, the firm could provide any element needed to create a grand and harmonious interior—furniture, metalwork, ceramics, glass, paintings, and sculpture—for its sophisticated clientele. Süe et Mare was a collaborative venture that employed the talents of many artists, among them Maurice Marinot, Roger de la Fresnaye, Marie Laurencin, Paul Vera, Jacques Villon, Raoul Dufy, and Fernand Léger. Süe et Mare and Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann were the leaders in designing comprehensive and coherent interiors.
Marking: Branded (under proper left seat rail): [logo of La Compagnie des Arts Français] LOUIS—SUE
La Compagnie des Arts Français, Paris (until 1923; sold to MMA)

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Century of Design, Part I: 1900–1925," December 14, 1999–March 26, 2000, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Art Deco Paris," June 8, 2004–February 6, 2005, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of French Art Deco," August 4, 2009–January 23, 2011, no catalogue.

André Vera. "Le Nouveau Style." L'Art décoratif 27 (January–June 1912), p. 29.

Fernand Roches. "L'Horticulture, art décoratif." L'Art décoratif 28 (1912), p. 313.

Émile Bayard. L'Art appliqué français d'aujourd'hui: Meuble, ferronerie, céramique, verrerie, tissus, etc. Paris, [1925], p. 20.

Florence Camard. Süe et Mare et La Compagnie des Arts Français. Paris, 1993, pp. 270–71.

Jared Goss. French Art Deco. New York, 2014, pp. 214–15, 263, no. 62, ill. (color, overall and detail).



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