Mid-century French Console by Jean Royere
About Mid-century French Console by Jean Royere
Mid-Century Console by Jean Royere
Jean Royère was a French interior designer known for his bright, plush, and playful furniture. Born in Paris, France in 1902 into a wealthy family, he initially worked as a banker before leaving in 1931 to apprentice with Pierre Gouff under whom he learned the meticulous craftsmanship of cabinetmaking. Royère won a prestigious competition in 1934 to design the restaurant of the luxurious Hotel Carlton on the Champs-Élysées, garnering widespread acclaim and launching his career overnight. He founded his own company in 1944 and began building a global clientele, opening offices in Cairo, Beirut, Tehran, and São Paulo, with famed customers that included King Farouk, the King Hussein of Jordan, and the Shah of Iran. He died in 1981 in New York, NY just one year after moving there. The Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris held a museum show of his work in 1999, and in 2008, was the subject of a major posthumous retrospective at Sonnabend Gallery in New York.
Top and the bottom of the console is made out of marble, supporting elements are made out of wrought iron and brass.
France, c. 1947
59”x 12” x 36”