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.