Armand-Albert Rateau (1882 - 1938)
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Vanity

#3004

 

Vanity of circular section in coral natural lacquer, the hinged top with two gilt-bronze figures of birds opening to reveal a mirrored underside and a shallow compartment, continuing to three swiveling drawers and a lower cabinet; all raised on a gilt-bronze base and fitted with ornate gilt-bronze pulls, hinges, and trim.

Stamped AA RATEAU

 

Measurements

Height with mirror open: 41 ½ in (105.5 cm)

Height with mirror closed: 33 in (83.8 cm)

Diameter: 17 ½ in (44.5 cm)

 

Documentation

Franck Olivier-Vial and François Rateau, Armand Albert Rateau, Paris: Les Éditions de l'Amateur, 1992, p. 193 (similar model illustrated).

 

Exhibition

Poiret: King of Fashion, The Costume Institute, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 9 May - 5 August 2007.

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