A RARE AND UNUSUAL AMERICAN GILT AND PAINTED TOLE ARM CHAIR ATTRIBUTED TO JULES BOUY
H: 35.5 W: 30.25 D: 31.5 inches
H: 90.2 W: 76.8 D: 80 cm
The curved top rail above an inclined backrest, flanked by two flared armrests above an upholstered seat cushion, on triangular legs, the whole adorned with raised gilt banding.
Jules Bouy (France 1872 - 1937 USA) was a designer and metalworker who introduced the popular Art Moderne style to many American clients. Initially working as a decorator in New York and selling works by Edgar Brandt, Bouy started his own design firm in 1928 and created whole interiors for notable clients like Lillie P. Bliss. Numerous works by Bouy are in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.