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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 207

Émile Gallé (1846-1904)
Vitrine aux Blés (Wheat Showcase) / display cabinet
Nancy, France
walnut, various woods, beveled glass, bronze
signed within the marquetry
butterfly, grass, morning glory and head of wheat motifs
27"w x 17"d x 58"h

Provenance:
The Ira Simon Collection, Chicago, Illinois

Literature:
For an enlarged detail photograph of the butterfly frieze at the top gallery of this cabinet, see:
Duncan, Alastair, Art Nouveau Furniture, Clarkson N. Potter, 1982, dust jacket and pp. 90-91

Estimate $15,000-25,000

Sold for $43,750