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Mathieu Matégot 'Anthéor' Bench in Green Lacquered Wrought Iron

Sale price$11,000.00

Mathieu Matégot, bench model 'Anthéor', lacquered wrought iron, France, 1951

This rare bench is designed by the French artist Mathieu Matégot. The designer (1910-2001) was born in Hungary and settled in Paris in 1931. As an autodidact, he submerged himself in two fields: designing furniture and tapestry. Initially designed as outdoor furniture, this bench is defined by its poetic aura and excellent ironwork. The designer used quadrifoil perforated sheet metal that allowed him to create various shapes. A material that played a major role in the development of his signature style during the postwar era. This technique had already frequently been implemented in the work by esteemed French artists, among others René Herbst, Pierre Legrain, Étienne Kohlmann and Jean Bossu. The Anthéor set, consisting of armchairs and a table, was presented at the Galliera Museum during the "Arts et Métiers Associés" event, in 1951. The outdoor furniture stand was decorated with ceramics by Guidette Carbonell, Pierre Gavini and Louise-Aurore Villeboeuf.

Please note that this item is in used condition and that there is some loss of lacquer and spots visible. Restoration can be done before shipping by our experienced craftsmen and -women in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece contains its value and is ready for the many years to come. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts for further information about the endless possibilities our restoration and upholstery atelier has to offer. Of course, a locally organized restoration is possible as well.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Mathieu Matégot (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1951
  • dimensions Height 32.68 in. Width 53.55 in. Depth 24.81 in. Seat Height 17.33 in.
  • dimensions Height 83 cm Width 136 cm Depth 63 cm Seat Height 44 cm
  • material Wrought Iron
  • origin France
  • period 1950-1959
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 50112717