Rene Gabriel (France 1890 – 1950)
Pair of Oak Armchairs 1940s-50s
Original back cushions/ later seat cushions.
French decorative artist and designer who specialized in furniture able to be mass-produced. He had a clean, logical style that inspired many of the new designers in the years after WWII. Gabriel’s aesthetic combined elegance with uncompromising rigour. He inspired the new generation of designers of the 1950s
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Alexandre Noll (France, 1890-1970)
Lidded ebony wood box, signed
French sculptor and woodworker was well know for his dogmatic belief in wood, both as a material and for its spiritual qualities; the relationship between humankind and nature. His works extend to domestic objects and sometimes into the realm of sculpture – Noll was one of the most important forces in the mid-c20th who actively maintained the need to blur the distinctions between the arts and the crafts. His work reveals the organic continuity in all objects.
This exceptionally large sized, important piece by the artist (approx. 22cm long) has been carved in two parts from one large piece of dark madagascan ebony wood. It is signed underneath by the artist.
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