Hello Dear readers I have taken far to long to start posting once again but life does tend to get in the way. In preparation for the unfolding fall auction season I took time to look back at the spring season to take stock. A reader tipped me off a few months ago that another rarity from Jacques Doucet's Studio St. James residence emerged at Christie's Paris May 20th, 2014 in the form of a rather smart silver and rock crystal desk set.
|Rock Crystal and Silver Desk Set, Christie's Paris, 20 May 2014, Lot 4 (€37,500)
|The set seen in-situ within Jacques Doucet's Studio Image: L'Illustration, 30 Mai 1930.
|Detail of above
|The desk set present at Jacques Doucet's Bois de Boulogne apartment circa early 1920s Image via Sotheby's
|Vente Audap, Ancienne collection Jacques Doucet, 8 novembre 1972 Image: Aestheticusrex
|Galerie Vallois booth, 2014 Paris Bienalle Image courtesy Galerie Vallois
I must get my hands on Vallois' Biennale publication tout de suite. I will undoubtedly travel to Paris for the fall 2015 Jacques Doucet exhibition at the Fondation Pierre Berge-Yves Saint Laurent. Much to do and see....until next time. -AR