Jacques LE CHEVALLIER (1896-1987)

Paire d’appliques modernistes en aluminium et ébonite

Réflecteurs ajourés formés de lames courbes étagées

Cachet monogramme de l’artiste sur l’une des appliques

Vers 1930

H : 23 cm ; L : 57 cm ; P : 22 cm

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Exceptional pair of modernist sconces by Jacques Le Chevallier, 1930.

Aluminium and ebonite (a kind of bakelite). Six lamps per sconce. Signed JLC on one of the two sconces (see picture.) Wired for European standard. This model is based on the model 62 designed in 1929 and presented at the Salon d’Automne. Robert Mallet Stevens, the leading french modernist architect in the 1920s-1930s, noticed it and asked J Le Chevallier to design a much larger model combining three model 62 for the entrance hall of the Villa Cavrois (1930-1932), located in France near Lille which is one of Mallet Stevens master pieces. This is the last collaboration between J Le Chevallier and René Koechlin, his long time associate in lamp design. See a picture of similar sconces on a vintage photo on site at Villa Cavrois. Biography Jacques Le Chevallier – La Lumière Moderne, Gourcuff Gradenigo, page 108-109. 

Dimensions : 
H : 9.06 in. ; W : 22.44 in. ; D : 8.66 in.
H : 23 cm ; W : 57 cm ; D : 22 cm
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