2 Gonse Armchairs model no. 278 NR by Emile-Jaques Ruhlmann fetch record at Auction

2 Gonse Armchairs model no. 278 NR by Emile-Jaques Ruhlmann

2 Gonse Armchairs model no. 278 NR by Emile-Jaques Ruhlmann fetch record at Auction

These two Gonse Armchairs fetched a whopping $1,426,500

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EMILE-JACQUES RUHLMANN

Pair of “Gonse” armchairs, model no. 278 NR, ca. 1930-1932

Lacquered wood, fabric.

Underside of one frame branded with “Ruhlmann” (2).

Each: 29 × 42 × 45 1/4 in. (73.7 × 106.7 × 114.9 cm.)

ESTIMATE $600,000-800,000

SOLD AT $1,426,500

via Phillips de Pury & Company.

Lounge Chair on Skis by Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann

Lounge Chair on Skis by Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann
This extraordinary adjustable Lounge Chair mounted on skis was reportedly designed for the Maharaja of Indore by Emile-Jacques Ruhlman (1879-1933) in 1929.

Estimate: €2,000,000 – €3,000,000 ($2,814,685 – $4,222,028)
Price Realized: €2,865,000 ($4,067,997)

Sale 1000, Les Collections du Chateau de Gourdon. 29 – 31 March 2011, Paris, France

The note says: While the Maharaja of Indore did in fact commission a desk and a chair and storage units to the exhibited design, he did not order a version of this chaise longue.

via Christie’s.