Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Live Auction

LUXE: Fine Art & Branded Luxury, Summer 2020

Thu, Aug 20, 2020 12:00PM EDT
Lot 22

Pair of Andre Groult Gold Leaf Bergeres, Selected by Jay Spectre

Estimate: $20,000 - $40,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$200 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
"The gentle curves of Groult's designs display a whimsical attitude and evoke the human figure; the sensual outlines mirror the female body and echo figures from surrealist sculptures and paintings." -

The bergeres were photographed for two of Geoffrey Bradfield's books. A pair of throw pillows in matching upholstery is included. Lot is accompanied by a copy of the purchase receipt issued by Jay Spectre, Inc. dated 12.15.1989. This lot is part of a collection from a Louisville, Kentucky residence decorated by Jay Spectre. The award-winning interior and furniture designer was known for his luxurious pieces influenced by Art Deco, Asian and African themes. This is evident in the pieces he selected here, some of which still bear his gallery label.

Designer/Artist; Manufacturer: Andre Groult (1884-1967)
Markings/Notes: no marking(s) apparent
Country of Origin & Materials: France; wood, gold leaf, upholstery
Dimensions (H,W,D): 31.5"h, 33"w, 36"d; 18.5" seat height


very good, minor wear to finish, one with roughness to front edge of arm rests and tight crack to one arm rest, wear consistent with age and light use