GALERIE MICHEL GIRAUD
35-37 rue de Seine, 75006 Paris
Phone: +33(0)1 43 25 11 01
The Michel Giraud Gallery is located, since March 2001, Rive Gauche, in the heart of one of the most famous area of Paris dedicated to the arts. As such, it is now one of the most prestigious galleries presenting art deco. Michel Giraud wished his gallery to be an agreeable place for his collectors, by recreating the interior’s ambiance of a 1930 ‘amateur’, who would share, through his every life and specific exhibitions, his discoveries and passions.
Although furniture is very well represented with a selection of artworks by artists such as Ruhlmann, Printz or Sornay, the other artistic media are not forgotten: beside artworks born from the fire with ceramics, enamel on metal and glasswork, the gallery also exhibits sculptures and paintings.
Besides, we soon wished to enrich our knowledge of the Art deco period by devoting our space and means to artists unjustly forgotten. In that purpose, Michel Giraud chose to edit books recounting these artists’ artworks through documented texts and unseen and unique iconography. Therefore, in addition to the important retrospectives, Michel Giraud wrote and edited two books on the famous Art deco sculptor Alfred Janniot and the first complete monograph on the distinguished ceramist Emile Decoeur.
This rich work enabled us to gain the recognition and trust of not only exacting collectors, but also museum. Therefore art institutions regularly apply for loans out of our wide inventory.
Straw marquetry cabinet
75 x 50,5 x 35 cm
Cabinet entirely made of straw marquetry,
composed of a coffered box supported by two lateral panels.
The central coffered box opens on the front with two drawers
decorated with radiant motifs and ivoirine handles.
On the right, it is equipped with a sliding embedded shelf made of maple tree.
French private collection