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    JEAN DUNAND & JEAN GOULDEN Unique Commode à L'Anglaise, 1921

    JEAN DUNAND & JEAN GOULDEN Unique Commode à L’Anglaise, 1921  UPDATE: THIS MADE 337,500.

    This unique Commode a l’Anglaise dates to 1921.  It is among the Art Deco masterpieces from the private collection of the great French art dealer Félix Marcilhac which will come under the hammer at Sotheby’s, Paris on March 11 and 12.  The collection of over 300 lots was assembled over 40 years.  The provenance is highly prestigious and includes names like Jacques Doucet, Marie-Laure de Noailles, Elsa Schiaparelli, Jeanne Lanvin and Paul Cocteau. The commode, of black and polychrome lacquer with birds eye maple interior by Jean Dunand and Jean Goulden is signed by both artists.  It is estimated at 300,000-400,000.

    Félix Marcilhac contributed to rediscover the oeuvre of major 20th century French art designers and sculptors. Highlights include furniture, sculpture, glass, ceramics and orientalist works by illustrious names such as Jean-Michel Frank, Jean Dunand, Marcel Coard, André Groult, Pierre Legrain, Joseph Csaky, Gustave Miklos and Jacques Majorelle.  Marcilhad counts among the world’s top dealers in the field of 20th century Decorative Arts.  He has devoted much of his activity to writing and research and his monographs have contributed to many rediscoveries.  He opened his gallery at 8 rue Bonaparte in Paris in 1969.  It is now run by his son.

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