Jean Royère Trolley $58,000>
Galerie Chastel-Maréchal

This elegant trolley by Jean Royère features its original gilded patina over a tiered, rectilinear form. In the lower section, two original glass tops with silvered edges stand on X-shaped struts made of gilded wrought iron. In the upper part, a tray stands on a X-shaped strut. The handle is curved, and the four wheels are original.

Born into a wealthy French family, Royère (1902-1981) embarked on his design career rather late. In 1931, at age 29, he went to learn his new profession in the cabinetmaking workshops of the Faubourg Saint-Antoine in Paris. Just a few years later, he was deemed an international design sensation—a stature he would hold until the 1970s. His clients included luminaries like King Farouk, King Hussein of Jordan, the Shah of Iran, among many more.


DESIGNER/

Jean Royère

DATE/

Circa 1950

MATERIALS/

Wrought iron structure composed of square-shaped metal mounts

DIMENSIONS/

Height: 68 cm, 26 3⁄4 in - Lenght without the wheels: 84 cm, 33 in - Width: 43 cm, 17 in

STYLE/

Historic

HERITAGE/

France

SHIPS FROM/

Paris



$58,000