French Art Deco Chais Lounge Circa 1925 Maurice Dufrene
Item #1710 SOLD
One of the great Art Deco stylists and designers, this wonderful chaise lounge or fainting chair embodies all of the unique attributes surrounding great 1920′s French Art Deco style. Purchased directly in Pairs, the frame is original and unrestored with what appears to be a like new period fabric (or at least period style). In excellent condition. The chair has great dimension, portrayed with stylized vines, leaf and fruit carved in a three dimensional style, exemplifies the unique French style that Dufrene, is so well known. The fabric compliments the bleached white chair scalloped edge finish which could easily be touched up or refinished to your liking. The fabric design, with a stylized floral motif is in beautiful gold/black/gray tones. The fabric appears in excellent condition and needs nothing!
About Maurice Dufrene
Maurice Dufrene was born in Paris in 1876. Later he studied at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs, and took a job at La Maison Moderne, where he worked with the likes of van de Velde, Horta, Plumet and Selmersheim. Dufrene quickly moved to the forefront of modern design and in 1904 became a founding member of the Salon des Artistes Decorateurs, through which he exhibited for thirty years. He taught for a while at Ecole Boulle, and returned to design in 1919 producing neat and logical designs embellished with recurring carved scroll motifs and decorated with marquetry floral medallions in boxwood, ebony and ivory. In 1921 he joined the studio La Maitrise and began a period of prolific production. At the 1925 Exposition, Dufrene was everywhere. Adapting quickly to the Art Deco movement, the 1930s were just as busy for him. He died in Nogen-sur-Marne in 1955.
63″L x 41.5″T x 28.5″W