Decorative Arts
Furniture and Furnishings
lacquer, wood, mirrored glass
Overall: 39 3/8 × 25 × 2 7/8 in. (100.01 × 63.5 × 7.3 cm)
Pair with "Mirror" (85.176.1)
In 1912 Jean Dunand learned the secrets of lacquering from the Japanese lacquer-master Seizo Sugawara. After 1918, and with the help of Indo-Chinese draftsmen, Dunand established a lacquer workshop with hundreds of artisans. He exhibited his first works in lacquer in 1921, and employed the technique for furniture as well as vases, screens, and jewelry. Later, he received commissions to create sections of the interiors of two transatlantic steam-ships: the Atlantique (1931) and the ill-fated Normandie (1935). These mirrors, designed by Gustave Miklos and lacquered by Dunand, were displayed at the 20th Salon of the Society of Artists-Decorators in Paris in 1930.
Gift of Sydney and Frances Lewis
Displayed at the 20th Salon of the Société des Artistes-Décorateurs, Paris, 1930;

"Jean Dunand/Jean Goulden," Galerie du Luxembourg, Paris, May-July 1973, no. 117;
©artist or artist’s estate

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