12-18-2010 12-18-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2531B Boston
December 18, 2010 10:00AMCalender

Francis Jourdain (1876-1958) Attributed Lounge Chair and Ottoman

Auction: 20th Century Design - 2531B Location: Boston Date / Time: December 18, 2010 10:00AM


Francis Jourdain (1876-1958) Attributed Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Mahogany and natural fiber
France, Second quarter 20th century
Chair with continuous hardwood loop forming arms and legs, adjustable; ottoman with conforming legs, both with woven natural fiber seating, ht. 30, wd. 27 1/2, dp. 33 3/4; ottoman ht. 10 1/2, wd. 24 3/4, dp. 24 1/2 in.

Note: Francis Jourdain was predominantly known as a painter but was also an accomplished and influential designer. He was a founding member of the Union des Artistes Modernes and exhibited regularly with the Salon d'Automne and with the Societe des Artistes Decorateurs. He had his own furniture factory Les Ateliers Modernes. See French Artists of the 20th Century.

Property sold for the benefit of the Brooklyn Museum.

Estimate $1,500-2,000


Francis Jourdain, France, Chair, accomplished and influential designer, factory Les Ateliers Modernes, Brooklyn Museum