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Rare & Large Serge Roche Sideboard/Commode

Rare & Large Serge Roche Sideboard/Commode

Item Description:

Cabinet has a pair of doors and two single doors, each revealing storage. Supports within could accommodate shelving (shelves are not present). All doors are keyed (replacement key is present). "It is the most beautiful achievement of my father," Serge Roche's son declared in 2012 of the set comprised of dining table, sideboard/commode and ten dining chairs (lots 192-194) made in the late 1940s for the apartment of French actor Martine Carol. Known for her film roles as a seductress and for her tumultuous off-screen life, Carol was part of Paris society of the time. As shared by the consignor, French celebrities Jean Gabin, Alain Delon, Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau and others would have eaten dinner at the table.

Condition:

good, scratches primarily to top, some glass replaced, some wear and loss to finish to wood, some rear (wall-facing) panels lifting slightly, wear consistent with age and moderate use

Medium:

France; oak, antiqued mirrored glass

Signature:

no marking(s) apparent

Provenance:

Provenance: Residence of Martine Carol, Paris, France | Private Collection, Brittany, France | Private International Collection.

Dimensions:

37.5"h, 99"w, 23"d

Exhibited:

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About The Artist:

Serge Roche (French, 1898-1988)

AUCTION
$ 40,000.00 ( Low est. )
Lot 193 in Modern Art & Design: 3 Sessions, Fall 2020
AUCTION DATE: Oct 10, 2020 at 12:00pm EDT

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