René PROU (attributed to) Pair of bergères... - Lot 215 - Artois Enchères

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René PROU (attributed to) Pair of bergères... - Lot 215 - Artois Enchères
René PROU (attributed to) Pair of bergères in stained varnished wood, created for the lounge cars of the Pullmann Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits (CIWL), with high, slightly curved backs flanked by small rounded ears on either side, straight armrests with detached flat cuffs finished with scrolls. Corner base with grooved front legs and saber-shaped back legs. Seat bases, armrests and backrests entirely covered with fabric in a diamond pattern on a sky-blue background (redone identically). Height 115 cm - length 70 cm - depth 64 cm (seat depth: 54 cm) History: designed for the Pullman lounge cars of the Compagnie des Wagons-Lits. Christie's Paris sale, Tuesday April 4, 2006, n°416 for a similar pair. Bibliography: Eva Gravayat & Arthur Mettetal, Orient-Express & Co: archives photographiques inédites d'un train mythique, edition Paris textuel, 2020, our armchair model referenced and reproduced on an archive photo in situ p. 121. Expert: Amélie Marcilhac
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