Jean Royère, ‘Pair of Two-Light "Jacques" Wall Sconces’, circa 1948, Sotheby's
Jean Royère, ‘Pair of Two-Light "Jacques" Wall Sconces’, circa 1948, Sotheby's
Jean Royère, ‘Pair of Two-Light "Jacques" Wall Sconces’, circa 1948, Sotheby's
Jean Royère, ‘Pair of Two-Light "Jacques" Wall Sconces’, circa 1948, Sotheby's

The Collection of Hana Soukupová & Drew Aaron

15 1/4 x 15 x 7 1/4 in. (38.7 x 38.1 x 18.4 cm) each, including shades

From the Catalogue
This model is referenced in the Jean Royère archives, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris under no. 1378 (for a photograph of the model).
—Courtesy of Sotheby's

Galerie Jacques Lacoste & Galerie Patrick Seguin, eds., Jean Royère, Vol. 2, Paris, 2012, p. 33

Augustin-Normand Family (friends and patrons of the artist), Le Havre, France
Artcurial Paris, December 12, 2013, lot 33
Patrick Seguin, Paris
Acquired from the above by the present owner

About Jean Royère

Jean Royère was already 29 when he decided to quit his job and take up design. He began his second career in Paris’ cabinetmaking workshops, before receiving his first big commission, designing a new layout for the Brasserie Carlton on the Champs Elysées in 1934. From then his luxurious style caught the eye of the world’s elite, and he spent the rest of his career designing couture furniture and spaces for the likes of King Hussein of Jordan and the Shah of Iran. Unlike the modernists who came before him, the self-taught designer offered a more sensuous approach to design. He reveled in color, working with rich jewel tones, precious materials, velvets, brass, and satin, with shape and material as his only ornamentation.

French, 1902-1984, Paris, France