Sale: 351 / Post War, June 20. 2009 in Munich Lot 164

 
Diego Giacometti - Table-feuilles modèle de salle à manger aux grenouilles


 
164
Diego Giacometti
Table-feuilles modèle de salle à manger aux grenouilles, 1980.
Bronze
Estimate:
€ 50,000 / $ 60,000
Sold:
€ 58,560 / $ 70.272

(incl. 22% surcharge)
Lot description
Lot: 164
Diego Giacometti
1902 Borgonovo/Schweiz - 1985 Paris
Table-feuilles modèle de salle à manger aux grenouilles. Um 1980.
Bronze, green patina, and glass plate.
With the name on a crossbar. Bronze base frame: 76 x 56 x 56 cm (28,3 x 22 x 22 in). Diameter of glass plate: 99,5 cm (39,1 in)..

With a photo expertise from Mr James Lord, Paris, from 13 September [2006].

PROVENANCE: Private collection Argentina.

LITERATURE: Cf. Daniel Marchesseau, Diego Giacometti, Paris 1986, pp. 146/147.

Both a sculptor and a furniture designer, Diego Giacometti was initially overshadowed by his brother Alberto, for whom he worked for decades as an indispensable assistant. By the 1930s the Giacometti brothers had begun to collaborate on designing furnishings and appointments for the Paris interior designer Jean-Michel Frank, an activity that was interrupted for a few years by the second world war. From the 1950s Diego Giacometti began to go public with creations of his own. His furniture, lamps and small objects in bronze refer in their delicate open structures and unsmoothed surfaces to Alberto’s work yet are distinctive as a unique linkage of furniture design and animal sculpture. Our two table objects are so appealing because they linke classic harmonious basic forms with a rustic surface and comical, realistic animal figures that seem to have sprung from a mythic world. [NB].

In good condition. With few tiny traces of oxidation in places.

EUR: 50.000 - 70.000 REGEL(7%)
US$: 68.200 - 95.480

164
Diego Giacometti
Table-feuilles modèle de salle à manger aux grenouilles, 1980.
Bronze
Estimate:
€ 50,000 / $ 60,000
Sold:
€ 58,560 / $ 70.272

(incl. 22% surcharge)