(Sold) Mid 20th Century Maison Baguès Bronze Faux Bamboo Stools - a Pair
An very elegant pair of stools by Maison Baguès. These brass / bronze faux bamboo stools are upholstered with a Japanoise style cotton fabric similar to a woodblock print, featuring a galleon loaded with flowers and fruit trees in full sail on the high seas. The seat is finished with an old gold/brass coloured double welt/edging. Four slender legs and a cross stretcher support each stool. They are heavy and stable. A useful set of stools that can easily be reupholstered if required. If you require this done please let us know so that we may quote you.
We may consider selling as a single piece if a pair is not required.
Dimensions: 17"sq, H18.5".
Condition: very good with slight fading to fabric and acceptable tarnish to metal consistent with normal usage..
MAISON BAGUÈS (FRANCE)
Established in 1860 Maison Baguès is the emblem of French sophistication, the epitome of savoir-faire and the companies luxurious pieces are prized for their craftsmanship, beauty and harmony.
Master metalsmith Noël Baguès founded the company as specialists in liturgical bronzes. By 1880 the company had expanded into the production of bronze light fixtures in response to the development of electrical lighting.
Carried on by Noël’s son Eugène and grandsons Victor and Robert, Maison Baguès continued to progress and Baguès began selling internationally in the interwar period, expanding the company’s operation to New York, Rome and Cairo.
Noted for their high end hand crafted work, such as complex carved sconces and hand-strung crystal chandeliers, Maison Baguès appealed to an elite clientele.
The company was also known for bespoke metalwork that drew commissions from important interior designers and decorating firms such as Maison Jansen and Raymond Subes. The idiosyncratic genius Armand-Albert Rateau used Maison Baguès accessories to decorate the interiors of the fashion icon Jeanne Lanvin’s town home in 1928. Maison Baguès products have also been featured in luxury hotels like Paris's George V, and the Savoy in London.
Maison Baguès remains the last word in classic French lighting and metalwork.