At this session devoted to decorative arts, one of the star mirrors by the Parisian designer came out ahead of several examples of the work inspired by the father-son design team of Jean and Sébastien Touret.
Line Vautrin (1913–1997), Soleil à pointes n°0 (Sun with Points No. 0), "sorcière" type mirror, Talosel beige and mirror fragments in sapphire blue, engraved signature “Line Vautrin” and “Roi” on the back, approx. diam. 13 cm/5 in.
In the (numerous) family of "Sorcière" (witch) mirrors created by Line Vautrin in the 1950s and 1960s, the Soleil or sun design was most in demand this time: Soleil à pointes n°0 (Sun with Points No. 0). In the beautiful sapphire-blue color of her tinted mirror fragments encased in the essential Talosel beige, the small decorative accessory (approx. diam. 13 cm/5 in), garnered no less than €58,800, more than ten times its high estimate… We should point out that it bore the engraved signature “Line Vautrin” and “Roi” (“King”) on the back. An impressive anonymous Art Nouveau cabinet in molded and sculpted wood decorated with flowers subsequently garnered €4,440 (240 x 128 x 38 cm/95 x 50 x 15 in); it consisted of two tinted glass doors in the upper portions and was engraved with landscapes on the lower portion.
These items gave way to the spirit of nature dear to the 1970s with Jean and Sébastien Touret, father and son, who designed numerous pieces of furniture. Beginning with an oak bench—seat comprised of two planks, x-shaped base (114 x 140 x 39 cm/44.89 x 55.12 x 15.36 in)— which came from a religious community in the Loir-et-Cher region, for which it was made in 1973: It could have been yours for €4,080. Created by Jean alone, there was also a "Totem" sculpture in light oak worked on three sides (108 x 17 x 17 cm/42.52 x 6.7 x 6.7 in), made in 1972 for the chapel of the Carmelite monastery in Blois (€3,600).