11630 A PARTICULARLY DISTINGUISHED PAIR OF ART DECO GILTWOOD BERGÈRES ATTRIBUTED TO PAUL FOLLOT (1877–1841) French. Circa 1920. Measurements: Height: 35” (88.9 cm) Width: 25″ (63.5 cm) Depth: 25 3/4 (65.4 cm).
Of gilt wood. The curving toprail leading to subtly curved and fluted downswept arms with carved beading at the shoulders. The arms are supported by continuous convex octagonal fluted front legs with bands of cabling below the handrests and seat rail. The rear legs of saber form with chamfered back edge continuing to the top rail. The back, seat, and sides fully upholstered, raised above a shallow fluted seat rail with beaded top edge. Gilding refreshed in places.
Ciancimino, Pimlico Road, London
Private Collection of Julian Cohen, Palm Beach
Private Collection, Boston
This elegant pair of chairs is attributed to Paul Follot (1877–1941) a designer, theorist and educator who was a widely influential pioneer of the Art Deco movement, and one of its longest practitioners.
Research report available on request.