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Pair of “Flèches” guéridons by André Arbus

Documentation Documented elsewhere (exact item)
Period 1920-1949
Materials Painted and gilded iron and sheet metal; mirrored glass
Dimensions
H. 19.5 in; Diam. 15 in;
H. 49.53 cm; Diam. 38.1 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date circa 1947
Description André Arbus (1903-1969) was born into a two generation cabinetmaking family. After attending the École des Beaux-Arts in Toulouse, he worked as an independent designer and architect, setting up a Paris workshop in 1932, where, like Jules Leleu and Jacques Ruhlmann, he worked in a refined and rigorous mode, designing furniture with elegant and somewhat mannered lines.

Introduced in his "Chambre d'une jeune fille peintre" display at the 1947 Salon des artistes decorateurs and was included in the furnishings for the Vladimir AAptekman residence. It stands as a this model is a wonderful example of Arbus' talent for applying the Classical language to modern life with his unique blend of elegance and luricism. The downward facing arrows symbolize the return of peace after the Second World War, giddily celebrated with an ebullient sensibility expressed with an almost weightlessness.

Literature: Yvonne Brunhammer, <em>André Arbus: Architecte-Décorateur des Années 40</em>, Paris, 1996, pg. 124
Styles / Movements Art Deco, Mid Century, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 288512
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