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Émile-Jacques RUHLMANN (French, 1879-1933) Raised silver, c. 1931-1934. in Indian rosewood veneer, the slightly raised central part opening through two central doors framed by two rows of six drawers, flanked on each side by two doors revealing three shelves. Recessed parallelepipedic base resting on a roller casing . Gilded bronze ornamentation for the handles and lock entries. Rectangular Portor marble top with a grooved groove. H. 101, W. 280, D. 74 cm. (small veneer jumps). Provenance : - collection Félix Marcilhac. - Pierre and Jocelyne Noury collection, Rennes. Certificate enclosed by Félix Marcilhac dated January 30, 1998: "Authentic work (...) made in rosewood, a variant of the model specially created and designed in violet wood by the artist for Van Beuningen in 1931, bearing the number 2136 of Émile Jacques Ruhlmann's reference book". Bibliography : - Revue Mobilier & Décoration, December 1934, work reproduced on page 453. - Pierre KJELLBERG, "Le mobilier du XXe siècle, Dictionnaire des créateurs", les éd. de l'amateur, 1994, this illustrated piece of furniture pp. 572-573, "Collection Félix Marcilhac, Paris". The decorator and designer Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann (1879-1933) left his mark on the Art Deco movement. The main instigator of the "Hôtel du collectionneur" in 1925, he is at the origin of a sumptuous total art that manifests itself at the Paris International Decorative Arts Fair that same year. The Ruhlmann style became the Art Deco style, giving pride of place to luxurious materials and reinterpreting historical styles, between pomp and purity of line. Our silversmith is among the masterpieces of his production. It is thus illustrated on the full page of Pierre Kjellberg's reference book on 20th century furniture. Our silversmith finds his inspiration in 18th century furniture, as is often the case in the years 1920-1930. It combines the characteristics of two pieces of furniture from the reign of Louis XVI: the enfilade, wh

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