Christian Krass ebony veneer desk valued at $108,500

An ebony veneer art deco desk by Christian Krass (1868-1957) will lead a 20th century design sale at Tajan in Paris with an estimate of $67,760-108,416.

The auction will take place later today (December 3).

Christian Krass ebony desk
The Christian Krass desk features legs in the shape of antelope horns

Krass was an apprentice to Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann - regarded by many as the most important designer of the art deco movement.

Much like Ruhlmann, Krass' works are largely unique and created from rare and luxurious materials.

The desk features an ebony veneer along with silvered bronze legs in the shape of antelope horns, and a desk blotter made of mother of pearl.

A pair of adjustable oak armchairs by Paul Dupre-Lafon (1900-1971) are valued at $67,760-94,864.

Dupres Lafon armchairs Tajan
The armchairs feature red leather highlights

Dupre-Lafon is best known for his pairing of high quality materials with a reductive approach to design, epitomised in his work with French fashion label Hermes in the 1930s.

In 2007 a mahogany valet stand designed by Dupre-Lafon for the company realised around $65,000 at Sotheby's Paris.

The chairs feature Hermes red leather along with original wool fabric by Helene Henry.

A rare illuminating stained wood dressing table, circa 1935, by Pietro Chiesa (1892-1948) carries an estimate of $54,208-81,312.

Chiesa was a glass designer who worked with Fontana Arte, an Italian design company. He created the windows for the Trieste stock exchange and the Motorship Victoria - which sank in 1942.

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