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“Duval” Cabinet (Model AR 1511 / NR 2300)

Artist:
Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann (French, Paris 1879–1933 Paris)
Date:
designed 1924, probably made ca. 1926
Medium:
Brazilian rosewood, ivory, amboyna burl, mahogany, oak, plywood
Dimensions:
56 × 40 × 19 in. (142.2 × 101.6 × 48.3 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Meryl and Robert Meltzer, 2012
Accession Number:
2012.576.1a–k
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and inscribed (back, branded): Ruhlmann / A (within a circle)
(sale, Christie's or Sotheby's, Monaco, late 1980s); [French dealer, late 1980s–ca. 1990]; [De Lorenzo Gallery, New York, ca. 1990–93; sold in 1993 to Meltzer]; Meryl and Robert Meltzer, New York (1993–2012; their gift to MMA)

Gabriel Henriot. "Le Salon d'Automne–Les Arts décoratifs." Mobilier et décoration 6, no. 2 (1926), pp. 121–22 (model illustrated).

Bernard Champigneulle. "L'Exposition rétrospective de E. -J. Ruhlmann." Mobilier et décoration 14 (December 1934), p. 449.

Exposition Rétrospective: E.-J. Ruhlmann. Exh. cat., Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Paris, 1934, unpaginated, ill. (model).

Florence Camard. Ruhlmann: Master of Art Deco. New York, 1984, ill. p. 291.

Emmanuel Bréon and Rosalind Pepall, ed. Ruhlmann: Genius of Art Deco. Exh. cat., Musée des Années 30, Boulogne-Billancourt. Paris, 2004, ill. p. 50.

Florence Camard. Jacques Émile Ruhlmann. New York, 2011, pp. 180, 216–18, ill.

Jared Goss. French Art Deco. New York, 2014, pp. 198–200, 249 n. 3, p. 262, no. 56, ill. (color, overall and detail).



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