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  • Emile Jaques Ruhlmann carpet to make $95,000?
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    Paul Fraser
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Emile Jaques Ruhlmann carpet to make $95,000?

A wool carpet by Emile Jaques Ruhlmann (1879-1933) will highlight the October 1 sale at Christie's Paris of a collection of antiques from the Galerie Camoin Demachy, a famous antiques store. The carpet comes with an estimate of $67,751-94,852 and dates to circa 1925.

Ruhlmann was a renowned French designer in the art deco style, producing designs that encapsulated the glamour of the era.

He utilised luxurious materials to create timeless and elegant furniture, and was critically lauded, by his contemporaries and posthumously, as one of the greatest of the art deco artists.

Ruhlmann carpet Christie's
The carpet dates to 1925

A pair of "Gonse" armchairs by Ruhlmann sold for $1.2m at Phillips in New York in 2011, while a "Monumental Mirror" sold for $312,000 at Sotheby's New York in 2007.

Another wool carpet also features, this time by Ivan da Silver Bruhns and dating to 1930. Bruhns became a painter after returning from the first world war, but soon turned to designing carpets, all the while influenced by ethnographic and avant garde art.

The carpet is valued at $33,876-47,246. Last year a rare Bruhns carpet sold for $61,000 against an estimate of $40,000-50,000 at Wright in Chicago.

A pair of English George III mahogany showcases dating from 1760-1770 also feature, with a $27,101-40,651 estimate.

An Albert-Ernest Carrierre-Belleuese (1824-1887) statue is another highlight. Belleuese is perhaps best known as Rodin's teacher, although he was a prolific sculptor himself - creating work for the Brussels Stock Exchange and the Vichy Opera.

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  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
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