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Large French Art Deco Silver and Parcel Gilt Bronze Woman in Canoe, M.L Simard



Marie-Louise Simard (French, 1886-1963) A large and important original French Art Deco silver and parcel gilt bronze sculpture of a female figure holding a parasol in a canoe. The figure wears a gilt bodice and a two-tone ruffled skirt, details typical of the Art Deco movement, while she floats effortlessly in a narrow boat. The statue features intricately rendered parcel gilt nautical star patterned accents on the vessel. The sculpture rests atop its original black lacquered wood base. Signed in bronze: M.L Simard Crackling of original lacquer on wood base. Some small abrasions and surface marks commensurate with age and use. Mid-Century, Moderne, Modernist, art, decoration, accessories, fashion, boat, yacht Marie Louise Simard was born in Paris, France and was brought up in Monaco. At an early age, she gained a solid foundation of carving from an old, local stonecutter. Thereafter, she was completely self-taught. Simard mainly sculpted decorative bronzes of elegant nudes, dancing figures and animal bronzes. Her unique finish was often to create silver and parcel gilt surfaces as well as decorate them with black enamel and/or dinanderie patterns. She exhibited at the Salon des Tuileries in 1927 and the Salon des Indépendants. Her figures were also exhibited at the Edgard Brandt Gallery, at the Danthon Galeries in Paris and other galleries in Madrid, Prague and Tokyo.


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  • Dimensions
    Height: 18.5 in. (46.99 cm)Width: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Depth: 5.13 in. (13.04 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
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  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Crackling of original lacquer on wood base. Some small abrasions and surface marks on silvered bronze, commensurate with age and use. As shown in photos.
  • Seller Location
    New York City, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU901321541812

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