The Jeanne Tachard Collection: The Choice of Modernity

La Gazette Drouot
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Free-spirited, headstrong Jeanne Tachard ranks among the 1920s’ leading patrons. She commissioned works from French cabinetmaker and designer Pierre Legrain and was a pioneering collector of African art. Congo, Ngombe chair, studded seat, worn patina on the seat and black lacquered patina on the legs, l. 60 cm/23.62 in, seat h. 22 cm/8.66 in, backrest h. 47 cm/18.50 in.Estimate: €8,000/15,000 "Jeanne Tachard deserves serious research by art historians," says auctioneer Bertrand de Latour. No sale or book has ever focused entirely on this larger-than-life personality who left her mark on the first half of the 20th century. The dispersion in Montpellier

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