Corner Cabinet (Translation)
Meuble d'Angle (Primary Title)
Etat (no. 1521AR-2233NR) (Model Name)
Corner Cupboard (Meuble d'Angle) (Etat), (ref. 1521AR-2233NR) (Alternate Title)

Gilbert Pelletier (Cabinetmaker)
Adolphe Chanaux, French, 1887 - 1965 (Cabinetmaker)
Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, French, 1879 - 1933 (Designer)
Ruhlmann et Laurent, French, 1919 - 1933 (Manufacturer)

designed 1916; made ca. 1924
Decorative Arts
Furniture and Furnishings
Macassar ebony, mahogany, rosewood, ebony, ivory, amaranth, brass
Overall: 50 1/2 × 33 1/2 × 23 3/4 in. (128.27 × 85.09 × 60.33 cm)
This corner cupboard, made by the furniture maker Chaneux and Pelletier, is among Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann’s most refined pieces of furniture. The ivory design on the door represents a vase, reminiscent of 18th-century patterns often featured in furniture designed by Ruhlmann. Ivory is also used elsewhere to ornament the cabinet; for example, the door is framed with a pattern of small ivory dots. Ruhlmann’s furniture is noted for its superior cabinetmaking and finish as well as sophisticated detailing. He regularly catered to wealthy patrons who wished to own luxurious objects.
Marked (twice)(bottom, rear edge): Ruhlmann; (front proper left, top edge): CP (for Adolphe Chaneux and Gilbert Pelletier
Gift of Sydney and Frances Lewis
(similar example) Ruhlmann's Retrospective Exhibition, Paris, 1934;

"At Home in Manhattan: Modern Decorative Arts, 1925 to the Depression," Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, Nov. 10, 1983 - Feb. 5, 1984;

Emile Bayard, "L'Art Applique Francais d'Aujourd'hui, Ernest Grund, editor, Paris, n.d., ca. 1925, ill. p. 12 (owned by French State);

Marvin D. Schwartz "Art Nouveau & Art Deco, The Avat-garde Antiques," Artnews 71, Dec. 1972, p. 63;

Raymond Foulk, Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Foulk Lewis Collection, London, 1979, p. 16, pl. 4 (owned by the French State);

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