Gray’s legendary Transat armchair (est. 800,000-1 million euro) and an extraordinary monumental curved bar by Eckart Muthesius (400,000-600,000) were designed for the Palace of the Maharajah of Indore. They were at Sotheby’s Monaco sale of furniture from the Maharajah’s Palace in 1980.
Other highlights include a coffee table Gray designed for her own home, the villa Tempe à Pailla in the South of France. Of copper and tubular steel it was bequeathed by Gray to the mother of the present owner. It is estimated at 100,000-150,000.
There is a spectacular pair of monumental mirrored moulded glass doors by René Lalique measuring nine feet by six feet (400,000-600,000)(update: they made 2,024,750) and a monumental decorative eight fold panel by Jean Dunand from 1929. Entitled Monkey’s Playing in the Trees it is of coloured lacquer with incised motifs on a gold leaf ground. It measurs 15′ x 9′ and is estimated at 300,000-500,000. (Update: this was unsold). Other lots include an iconic dining table table in black lacquered oxidised metal by Eugène Printz (300,000-500,000) and an oak and palissander shagreen lined cabinet by Marcel Coard c1927. This is estimated at 150,000-200,000.