Armand-Albert Rateau (1882-1938), decorator
Baguès Frères, founder
Paris, c. 1925
Antique green patinated bronze
Gift of Prince Louis de Polignac, 1965
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This chair – a model designed for the Duchesse d’Albe in 1921 – came from the terrace of Jeanne Lanvin’s Paris apartment. A similar model was featured in the sitting room of the Callot Sœurs fashion house in the Pavillon de l’Elégance at the World’s Fair of 1925.