Pair of bridge armchairs in macassar

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André Sornay (1902 - 2000)


Pair of « bridge » armchairs.
Macassar ebony with brass nails and solid mahogany.
Grey upholstery.

Height : 35 inches
Width : 20.9 inches
Depth : 20.1 inches


Ref. « signé sornay. » p.264

André Sornay developed his first patent in 1932: the concept of “cloutage” that evokes aeroplane rivets. This new assembly technique involved attaching veneered panels onto a structure using small nails (“clous”). The alignment of these nails became both an element of decoration and a trademark. This patent led to the manufacture of limited series of furniture that remained financially accessible.