Armand Albert Rateau (1882-1938), Bathroom: bath, floor lamp and washstand, Paris, c. 1924-1925
Marble, bronze, glass, plasterwork and stucco
Gift of Prince Louis de Polignac, 1965
Inv. 39903, 39904, 39908, 39915, 39947
© Les Arts Décoratifs
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The bathroom features all the modern conveniences, made of precious costly materials: marble, stucco and antique green patinated bronze. The sanitary fittings and the two cabinets flanking the mirrored doors on either side of the washbasin are made of Hauteville marble. Stucco covers part of the walls; the low-relief in the alcove, based on a drawing by Rateau, represents a hind and a stag in a wooded landscape.