Jean Dunand, ‘An Important Coffee Table’, circa 1925, Sotheby's: Important Design
Jean Dunand, ‘An Important Coffee Table’, circa 1925, Sotheby's: Important Design

Signature: impressed JEAN DUNAND and with JEAN/DUNAND/LACQUEUR stamp

Jean Dunand, exh. cat., DeLorenzo, New York, 1985, p. 43 (for a related model)
Félix Marcilhac, Jean Dunand: His Life and Works, London, 1991, pp. 79 (for a related example), 247, pl. 436 (for a related example in the collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, gift of Sydney and Frances Lewis)
Jean Dunand, exh. cat., Galerie Vallois, Paris, Biennale 2010, n.p. (for a related model)

DeLorenzo, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2003

About Jean Dunand

Swiss sculptor and interior designer Jean Dunand was one of the great craftsmen of the Art Deco movement. A sculptor by trade, Dunand began experimenting with copper in the early 1900s. Using virtually all the materials and processes available to him at the time, he created both natural and manmade forms to form variously hammered, encrusted, inlaid, and etched vessels. His copperwork soon led him to work with lacquer, which he then began famously applying to different surfaces such as vases, furniture, panels, screens, portraits, and jewelry. These compositions varied from his copper furnishings in scope and design, becoming more geometric and angular, reflective of African Art and Cubism.

Swiss, 1877-1942