Pair of French Midcentury Bracket Consoles, Andre Arbus
Pair of French mid-century light brown lacquered diminutive single drawer bracket consoles having a gilt bronze swag trim with a mirror top (Andre ARBUS – Gilbert Poillerat) ref: ARBUS, by Brunhammer, pg 54). André Arbus was a French furniture designer, sculptor and architect. Arbus exhibited his work at the 1925 International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts, where he won the silver medal for a lowboy he designed with Marc Saint-Saëns. Meanwhile, his work was also exhibited at the Société des artistes décorateurs and the Salon d’Automne. In 1925 André Arbus began to achieve the great success he deserved. He started exhibiting beyond Toulouse—at the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs, the Exposition des Arts Décoratifs, the Salon d’Automne, the gallery L’Epoque in Paris, and, most notably, at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts, where he won a medal for an innovative piece he designed with Marc Saint-Saëns. In 1932 Arbus moved to Paris, and in 1935, a year after winning the esteemed Premier Prix Blumenthal, he opened his own gallery. It was here, on the Avenue Matignon, that André Arbus built a client base of wealthy collectors and a reputation as one of the finest and most interesting furniture makers in all of France. He often worked with several artists from Toulouse: the designer Georges Soutiras; the painter Marc Saint-Saëns; and sculptors painters Joseph Monin and Henry Parayre. Today André Arbus is remembered as one finest furniture makers of the early and middle twentieth century, and is credited with reintroducing neo-classicism to the designs of his generation. His work lives on in museums around the world, and through the work of the La Fondation André Arbus, established by his daughter in his name.
- Depth: 7.5 Width: 15.75 Height: 6.25
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