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1922

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1925

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Bergère, L'Aviation, 1922–25

This is a Bergère. It was after Robert Bonfils. It is dated 1922–25. Its medium is giltwood and wool and silk tapestry (upholstery).

As with many older French manufactories, designers at the helm of the Gobelins tapestry looms wished to update their traditional lines after the First World War. Robert Bonfils, later one of the organizers of the 1925 Paris Exposition, designed this chair in a modern take on traditional style. Its tapestry upholstery celebrated the end of hostilities, with contemporary machinery depicted in the design.

It is credited Lent by Mobiler national, Paris.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 103 × 61 × 52 cm (40 9/16 in. × 24 in. × 20 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

RFG

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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