La Maison Desny, Paris, France, 1930-1933
    Marks: Mantle stamped lower left: DESNY PARIS, MADE IN FRANCE, DEPOSÉ
    43 x 137 x 16-1/2 inches (109.2 x 348.0 x 41.9 cm)

    Custom designed for a New York City apartment.

    Considered one of the most innovative and avant-garde design firms in Paris, La Maison Desny was founded by the designers M. Desnet and René Nauny in 1927. Based from a workshop and retail space at 122 Champs Elysées, the firm created highly exclusive items including furniture, lighting, and decorative accessories as well as full-fledged interior design services. Working often in collaboration with leading modernist designers such as Robert Mallet-Stevens and Jean-Michel Frank, the companies client list included some of the most esteemed names in Paris such as Worth and Chanel. La Maison Desny's ascendancy was short-lived, however, with it's closure in 1933 following the death of Desnet.

    Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000.

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2011
    20th Sunday
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