Description

    LA MAISON DESNY
    A Burl Elm Veneered Sofa and Bookcase, 1930s
    Hardware stamped: DESNY PARIS / MADE IN FRANCE / DEPOSE
    43 x 128 x 128 inches (109.2 x 325.1 x 325.1 cm) overall

    PROVENANCE:
    Custom designed for a New York City apartment.

    M. Desnet and Rene Nauny formed La Maison Desny in 1927. Nauny befriended many important artists and designers including Diego and Alberto Giacometti and Andre Masson. The two had a workshop and a retail space in Paris (at 122 Champs Elysees), creating highly exclusive items ranging from furniture to decorative accessories. They also offered an interior design service. They created designs for Worth (Paris) and Chanel, and collaborated with Robert Mallet-Stevens, Djo Bourgeois, and Jean-Michel Frank. The partnership lasted until the death of Desnet in 1933.


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    Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000.

    Condition Report*:

    Overall in very good condition.  A small hole in the upholstered seat cushion.  Key included in the lot.  Presumably once had adjustable shelves in the cabinets.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2008
    11th Thursday
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