Louis SUE (after a drawing by) & André GROULT (1884 - 1967)
Double bed in varnished mahogany with headboard and footboard with a rectangular body slightly curved in the upper part and decorated with a frieze of openwork crosses surmounted by two baskets of flowers framed by tasselled cords on the side jambs (chips and missing veneer). Corner legs of square section slightly grooved
A custom-made mattress and a box spring are attached.
Stamped on one of the crossbars.
H. 76 cm - Size of the bed : L. 190 cm - L. 100 cm
History: the design of this set was made by Louis Süe for a chair model in 1912. Louis Süe was then working as a collaborator of André Groult, this model was indifferently presented under the name of Süe or Groult. It appeared under the n°4 of Louis Süe's reference dated July 4, 1927
Bibliography: André Véra, " Le Nouveau Style ", L'Art Décoratif, January 1912, p. 29 for a reproduction of the original watercolor of the Louis Süe chair model;
Maurice Dufrène, " A propos de meubles : le siège ", Art et Décoration, October 1913, p. 131 for a model of a bench with a similar decoration;
Félix Marcilhac, André Groult, décor-ensemblier du XXe siècle, Les Éditions de l'Amateur, Paris, 1997, p. 43 for a model of a chair with similar decoration and p. 68 for a model of a bench with similar decoration;
Florence Camard, Süe et Mare et la Compagnie des Arts Français, Les Éditions de l'Amateur, Paris, 1993, p. 65 for the models of a chair and a sofa with similar decoration and p. 270-271 for the mention of this model of chair in the reference book of Louis Süe AM