Eyre de Lanux Furniture

 

Elizabeth Eyre de Lanux was an American artist, writer, and designer of 1920s Art Deco furnishings whose works were rediscovered in the late 1980s. She lived until age 102, passing away in 1996. Alice De Lamar left her friend money in her will, enabling De Lanux to live on her own in New York City almost until her death.

Alice De Lamar travelled in the same circles as Eyre De Lanux in Paris in the 1920s. The apartment that Alice bought in Paris from Gerald and Sara Murphy was designed by Eyre De Lanux. At some point Alice and Eyre were lovers; despite the fact that De Lanux was married, she had many affairs with women.

In 2007, the auction house Christie’s sold a pair of De Lanux armchairs for $73,000

Lot Description

EYRE DE LANUX (1896-1996)
A Pair of Walnut Armchairs, circa 1925
upholstered in green velvet
each 26 3/8 in. (67 cm.) high (2)

Provenance

With Anne-Sophie Duval, Paris.
Sotheby’s, Paris, Collection Karl Lagerfeld, 15 May 2003, lot 92.

http://www.nytimes.com/1996/09/10/arts/elizabeth-eyre-de-lanux-102-art-deco-designer.html

 

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