Attributed to Auguste-Adolphe LABOURET (1871-1964) Suite... - Lot 257 - Lynda Trouvé

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Attributed to Auguste-Adolphe LABOURET (1871-1964) Suite... - Lot 257 - Lynda Trouvé
Attributed to Auguste-Adolphe LABOURET (1871-1964) Suite of three rectangular stained-glass windows, later mounted as a four-leaf screen on a metal frame. Assembled on a lead network of hammered-effect molded white glass, godronné-effect white glass, triangle-effect white glass, opalescent glass, stippled glass, leaf-patterned glass and plain tinted glass. Polychrome geometric decoration depicting Parisian monuments with the Seine: Panthéon church, Madeleine church, Notre-Dame cathedral, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower and Sacré-Coeur basilica. Unique commissioned work, circa 1930. Dimensions of each sheet: Height: 168 cm. Width: 77.5 cm. Depth: 3.5 cm. A few accidents, lateral thirds and the fourth leaf of the folding screen have been added. Provenance : Living-library of Maurice CHEVALIER's former apartment, boulevard de Courcelles, Paris. Art Deco stained-glass windows appeared in homes after the First World War. Moving towards modernism, the starting point for the search for new paths, the artistic movement of the 1930s expressed itself through a geometric repertoire combined with elegant, curved forms. At the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, window frames and stained-glass windows were usually made in a simple manner, sometimes sandblasted or acid-treated for a frosted appearance. Workshops, accompanied by master glassmakers, developed a varied production with patterns or models of printed glass, sometimes unique to each. Auguste-Adolphe Labouret was one of the most important master glassmakers of the 1930s. A master of several artistic fields, he began his career with drawing and painting, like Louis Barillet (1880-1948), another master glassmaker of the Art Deco period who also practiced sculpture. A native of Laon, Auguste-Adolphe Labouret trained at the École des Beaux-arts in Paris. Early in his career, in 1902, he opened a mosaic workshop at 42, rue du Cherche-Midi in Paris's 6th arrondissement. In 1926, he moved to 7, rue Boulard in the XIVth arrondissement, adding a glass workshop. Urbanism and industrialization inspired Labouret throughout the 1930s. The motifs thus drawn from the artist's immediate environment are found in his compositions, energized by a geometric structure, as he recalls in his writings: "Oblique and curved lines express movement". These principles of image construction, translated into the arts of fire, are perfectly illustrated by our stained glass screens. Urban space, barge smoke, the great classical buildings of Paris and the Eiffel Tower, a historically industrial monument by definition, make up this synthetic panorama of the capital. The composition is reminiscent of Labouret's mosaic creations, notably those for the hall of the Central Post Office in Saint-Quentin. The combination of different glass treatments can also be found in works created around 1930 for the Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie du Cambrésis. Commissioned by a private individual, our stained-glass windows were originally intended to adorn the windows of the living-library room of a Parisian home. Located on boulevard de Courcelles in Paris, before the singer Maurice Chevalier bought it in 1935, the apartment was later redecorated, and the stained-glass windows removed to serve as folding screens.
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