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Arman ‘Violon’ Cutlery Service with 116 Pieces in Artistic Cabinet

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Arman, service with 116 parts in an artistic storage cabinet, gold plated silver, wood, Plexiglas, France, 1971 This incredible violin service ‘Violon Menagère’, a 12-guest flatware service which the artist released in 1971 as an edition of 99, manufactured at l’Orfèvrerie Tétard in Paris. A set 116 flatware pieces in wonderful designs are placed in an artistic storage cabinet. Drawers upholstered in black velvet organize the service when not in use. Arman signed the Plexiglas window behind which an eye-catching piece of art is displayed. In unparallel manner and for each cabinet individual a sliced violin is presented. Please note that this item comes with a certificate of authenticity and original product brochure. “I specialize very much in… everything,” the French-born American artist Arman told an interviewer in 1968. Regarded as one of the most prolific and inventive creators of the late 20th century, Arman’s vast artistic output ranges from drawings and paintings to monumental public sculpture to his famous “accumulations” of found objects. His work—strongly influenced by Dada, and in turn a strong influence on Pop Art—is in the collections of institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Tate Modern in London and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Arman (1928-2005) was born Armand Pierre Fernandez and showed a precocious artistic talent from an early age. He signed his early work with his first name only. When a printer misspelled his name in 1958, he decided to retain the name 'Arman' for the rest of his career. He was the son of an antiques dealer and amateur cellist, and as such, he absorbed an intense appreciation for music and the art of collecting from an early age. The inspiration from music and musical instruments is omnipresent in much of the artist's work.


  • Creator
    Arman (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 35.04 in. (89 cm)Width: 22.05 in. (56 cm)Depth: 11.62 in. (29.5 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Every item Morentz offers is checked by our team of 30 craftsmen in our in-house workshop. Special restoration or reupholstery requests can be done. We guarantee a very highquality standard, ask our design specialists for detailed information.
  • Seller Location
    Waalwijk, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 450160901stDibs: LU933123167222

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Located in Waalwijk, Netherlands

Established in 2006, Morentz has a team of approximately 55 restorers, upholsterers, interior advisers and art historians, making it a gallery, workshop and upholstery studio, all in one. Every day, a carefully selected array of 20th-century furniture arrives from all over the world at the firm’s warehouse, where the team thoroughly e...

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