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Designed by Jean Dupas; Executed by Jean-Charles Champigneulle

Pair of Rectangular Verre Eglomise Panels from the SS Normandie

France, circa 1934

NP 01

Description

Medium: Gold, silver, platinum and palladium leaf on glass

Dimensions: 49.5" high - 63.25" wide; Width of each panel: 31.63"
 

A section from the "Chariot of Thetis" glass eglomisé mural that graced one of the most luxurious spaces in the history of French Art Deco: the Grand Salon of the SS Normandie.

“This is a kind of Galerie des Glaces (Hall of Mirrors) over 31 feet tall, in the shape of a Greek cross opening on to the promenade. The corner walls are covered with sumptuous panels of silver & gold mirrors painted of nautical topics inspired of the Atlantic by the painter and glass maker Champigneulle, after drawings by Jean Dupas (1882-1964). This illustration gives a great account of the luxury in which the passengers of first class are immersed during the crossing."

Please note that the right panel has a repaired crack traversing from upper right to lower center.
 

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