‘Art Nouveau Fire Surround’, circa 1900, Sotheby's: Important Design

Two related glazed earthenware fire surrounds by Jean-Désiré Muller, with similar stylized figures breathing upon the fire, are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum, New York (2010.406a–c) and the Musée Royaux des Beaux Arts de Belgique, Bruxelles (Inv. GC 150).

Alastair Duncan, The Paris Salons 1895-1914, Volume III: Furniture, Suffolk, United Kingdom, 1996, p. 504 (for a related fire surround designed by Xavier Schoellkopf, 1902)

Sotheby's London, November 4, 1994, lot 265
Collection of Benedict Silverman, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner