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VERY RARE PAIR OF “Africanist” CHAIRS in exotic wood. They are based on legs joined by a spacer with a slightly hollowed-out seat. The backrest is sculpted with geometric patterns and two simulated Dogon-type heads. ART DECO period.
Provenance: Colonial exhibition of 1931.
Bibliography: "VOGUE Magazine, very private suite in a New York palace, an Art Deco apartment by François CATROUX" for four identical shaped seats with backrests with variants. These chairs, survivors of the Colonial Exhibition of 1931, were rediscovered by Marc AMOURIC.
These models are inspired by African palaver chairs or goalkeeper chairs.
H: 82 cm; H seat: 26 cm; L: 36 cm; D: 94 cm.
Very rare pair of "Africanist" chairs in exotic wood. The back is carved with a tribal geometric design and 2 heads in Dogon style. Art Deco period. They have been exhibited at the famous Paris Colonial Exhibition in 1931.
Biography: "VOGUE Magazine, private suite in a New York palace: an Art Deco flat decorated by François CATROUX" for 4 chairs with identical shape and similar style chairback. These chairs, which survived the Paris Colonial Exhibition in 1931, have been rediscovered by Marc AMOURIC.
These chairs are inspired by the “Tribal Palaver Chairs” or “African Guardian Chairs”.
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