Their skills are complementary and their fruitful collaboration lasts from 1928 until the death of Dunand in 1942. Their joint production consists mainly of sideboards : buffets, enfilades, bahuts. The style meets the canons of Art Déco : geometric simplicity of forms, beauty of surfaces.
On November 26 in Paris, Sotheby's sells an enfilade 133 x 220 x 40 cm, lot 47 estimated € 400K, which had dazzled the visitors of the Salon d'Automne in 1928 beside another important sideboard in.kekwood combined with lacquered metal doors.
The piece for sale is a bahut in palmwood veneer with an interior in Brazilian rosewood. It is raised on two elegant arch centered metal stretchers. The facade entirely made of fire-blackened metal is made of silver stripes of unequal length on a patinated background. The four doors and the concave drawer are barely perceptible in this glossy surrounding.
By the same team, a cabinet 125 x 160 x 30 cm made in 1930-1931 was sold for € 1,26M including premium by Christie's on November 27, 2007 over a lower estimate of € 350K. An enfilade 93 x 200 x 44 cm made circa 1937 was sold on June 4, 2019 for $ 5.5M including premium over a lower estimate of $ 300K, also by Christie's. Both furniture also use palmwood.