Stool (for Jacques Doucet residence, Paris, France) (Primary Title)

Pierre Legrain, French, 1889 - 1929 (Designer)

ca. 1923
Decorative Arts
Furniture and Furnishings
lacquer, sharkskin, wood
Overall: 21 × 21 × 12 in. (53.34 × 53.34 × 30.48 cm)
This unusual stool, inspired by an African Asante example, was displayed at the 14th Salon of the Society of Artists-Decorators in Paris in 1923. The Asante people live in Ghana.
Gift of Sydney and Frances Lewis
Displayed at XIVè Salon des artistes décorateurs, Paris, 1923
For an African example see Philippe Garner, The Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts 1890-1940, Van Nostrand Reinhold, NY, 1978, p. 68;

(for Jacques Doucet's apartments) see: Evelyne Posseme, "Entre Byzance et le monde a venir: L'Appartement de Jacques Doucet de 1913 a 1928," in Chantal Georgel, ed., Jacques Doucet. Collectionneur et mecene, Les Art Decoratifs and INHA, Paris, 2016, pp. 115-122);

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