Dressing table in black lacquer with abstract eggshell detail on top and side panels; with three drawers and a round mirror. Upholstered chair with legs in black lacquer and eggshell detail; the front legs in a tusk-like taper. The lacquerwork was completed by Jean Dunand.
Height: 44 ¼ in (112.4)
Table height: 27 ½ in (69.9 cm)
Length: 39 ¼ in (99.7 cm)
Depth: 23 ½ in (59.7 cm)
Height: 32 in (81.3 cm)
Width: 21 in (53.3 cm)
Depth: 23 in (58.4 cm)
Florence Camard, Ruhlmann: Master of Art Deco, New York: Abrams, 1984, pp. 60 and 275.
Emmanuel Breon and Rosalind Pepall, Ruhlmann: Genius of Art Deco, Paris: Somogy, 2004, pp. 50 and 135 (similar chair illustrated); 208-210 and 292 (this set illustrated).
Leon Deshairs, L’Art Decoratif Francais: 2e serie, Paris: Levy, 1930, p. 77 (vanity illustrated).
Bruno Foucart et al., “Ruhlmann,” Connaissance des Arts, Special Issue, Paris: Société Française de Promotion Artistique, 2001, p. 27 (similar chair illustrated).
Philippe Garner, “Chow Wow,” House and Garden, May 1988, p. 170 (this set illustrated).
Frank Russell, Philippe Garner, and John Read, A Century of Chair Design, New York: Rizzoli, 1980, p. 96 (similar chair illustrated).
Dan Hofstadter, “Curves With Verve,” Art and Antiques, October 2013, p. 56 (this vanity illustrated).
Ruhlmann: Genius of Art Deco, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10 June - 5 September 2004 and The Montreal Museum of Art, Jean Noel Desmarais Pavilion, Montreal, 30 September - 12 December 2004.
Purchased from Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann by Madame Redhead
Sotheby’s Monaco, 1982
Anthony DeLorenzo, New York, 1988