Louis Süe and André Mare Art Deco Bronze Sconces
Our set of four magnificent Art Deco bronze sconces, circa 1925, were designed by Louis Sue (1875-1968) and Andre Mare (1885-1932) for Compagnie des Arts Français, the firm they founded in Paris in 1919. Each 40.5 by 23 by 11 inches. Unsigned.
They have a timeless drapery form of the Louis XV period, but are distinguished by their oval-shaped glass beads decorating each of their six electrified sockets.
Literature: Florence Camard, Süe et Mare et la Compagnie des Arts Français, Paris, 1993, p. 245
A pair of this model was offered in Sotheby's 20th Century Design auction in New York on March 6, 2013 in lot 107 and closed at $59,375.
In our 20 years in business these are the only other sconces of this model that we have seen appear for sale online.
Condition of each is good. There are some bead losses, generally no more than a single or partial string missing from each. There are scratches and nicks. Each with original European standard sockets and modern wiring.