Dining chair, ca. 1903
Cherrywood, mother-of-pearl inlay
Hand-embroidered by Maison Duchénoy, Paris
h. 45 1/4 in. (115 cm) - w. 18 1/2 in. (47 cm) - d. 19 in. (48 cm)
PROVENANCE : Collection of Adolf Sultan, Grünewald, Berlin, 1905 - (...) - German private collection - Von Zezschwitz, Munich, 1st December 2011, lot 130 - German private collection - Christie’s, New York, 11th December 2020, lot 168.
EXHIBITED : Presumably shown at the Dresdner Werkstätten Exhibition, 1903.
SIMILAR PIECES : Inlaid chairs were first designed by Riemerschmid in 1902 for the Thieme house in Munich. One of them is now in the collection of the Münchner Stadtmuseum (M-90/6). However, at the 1903 Dresdner Werkstätten Exhibition he presented a similar design with a slight variation of inlay. These are the chairs he used in 1905 when he decorated the Berlin house of his friend Adolf Sultan.
LITERATURE : Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration, number 13, 1904, page 230.
COLLECTION : Private collection