ALBERT CHEURET (1884 - 1966)
Important and rare Cobra console table with mirror, France, ca. 1925
Silvered bronze, marble, mirrored glass
Impressed artist signature
40" x 47 1/4" x 13 1/2", mirror: 34 1/4" x 46 1/2"
This model was exhibited by Cheuret at the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris. A similar example, sans mirror, from the collection of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé was sold by Christie’s, Paris in 2009 (lot 285)..
Provenance: Private collection, New York
Sotheby’s New York, June 20, 1986, lot 271
Estate of Lowell Schulman, White Plains, NY. Mr. Schulman was a successful builder and developer, whose projects included the Atlantic Golf Club in Bridgehampton, NY and the Campus Office Parks (also known as "The Platinum Mile") on Route 287 in White Plains and Harrison, NY. He held leadership positions at the Lincoln Center Theater, The Jewish Museum, the U.S.G.A., United Jewish Appeal, and the Metropolitan Golf Association.
Literature: Philippe Julian, Les années '20 revues dans les années '70 chez Yves Saint Laurent, id., p. 104
Jérôme Coignard, Chez Pierre Bergé et Yves Saint Laurent, id., p. 48
Overall very good vintage and original condition. Marble top: a few nearly invisible repairs and a few of minor chips/flecks to corners/edges. Marble base: a few chips, largest 1/2". Snakes: Restoration to finish near bottom of middle snake, approx 2 1/2" area. Light to moderate wear/losses to silvered finish throughout. Some minor spots of oxidation. Mirrored glass replaced, one short scratch to back that shows through front. Light to moderate wear to finish on original mirror clip.
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