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Side Chair

A work made of macassar ebony with silvered bronze ferrules on front feet and silk velvet upholstered seat.

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  • A work made of macassar ebony with silvered bronze ferrules on front feet and silk velvet upholstered seat.

Date:

c. 1925

Artist:

Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann
French, 1879-1933
Paris, France

About this artwork

In 1924 the London-based perfume and soap purveyor Yardley & Co. established its first Paris showroom and engaged Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, the leading interior designer in the city, to design furniture, lighting fixtures, display cabinets, and even wrought-iron door frames for the store. The furniture, including this side chair, was probably completed just after Ruhlmann’s celebrated display at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts (Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes) in Paris in 1925. This chair remained in the Yardley showroom until it closed in the late 1960s.

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Applied Arts of Europe

Artist

Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann (Designer)

Title

Side Chair

Origin

Paris

Date

1920–1930

Medium

Macassar ebony with silvered bronze ferrules on front feet and silk velvet upholstered seat

Dimensions

95.3 × 45.7 cm (37 1/2 × 18 in.)

Credit Line

Elizabeth R. Vaughan Endowment Fund

Reference Number

1971.17

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