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Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 10:00 AM CDT

The Ira Simon Collection: Sold for the Benefit of the Art Institute of Chicago

Sale 6001 Lot 203

Émile Gallé (1846-1904)
rare Libellules (Dragonflies) hall console
Nancy, France, circa 1903
rosewood, various woods, beveled silvered glass, bronze
signed within the marquetry
carved dragonflies and inlaid dragonflies, butterflies and irises and knobs modeled as butterflies
40"w x 16 1/2"d x 68 1/2"h

Provenance:
The Ira Simon Collection, Chicago, Illinois

Literature:
Duncan, Alastair, Art Nouveau Furniture, Clarkson N. Potter, 1982, p. 89 (figure 26, illustrated)

Estimate $20,000-30,000

Sold for $87,500