COMPAGNIE DES WAGONS - BEDS - RENÉ PROU (1889-1947)... - Lot 105 - Lucien Paris

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COMPAGNIE DES WAGONS - BEDS - RENÉ PROU (1889-1947)... - Lot 105 - Lucien Paris
COMPAGNIE DES WAGONS - BEDS - RENÉ PROU (1889-1947)
RECTANGULAR PANEL OF A CAR CABIN - FIRST CLASS BED
Wood veneer, decorated with an exotic flowers marquetry in an octagonal reserve.
c. 1922-1926.
85 x 49 cm.
René Prou, famous decorator of the beginning of the XXth century, decorated liners, apartments, hotels all over the world as well as the luxury trains of
He also decorated the luxury trains of the Compagnie des Wagons-Lits, in collaboration with René Lalique, between 1922 and 1926.
The panels of the type we present were fixed above the bed, on the cabins of the first metal cars which circulated on the Orient-Export
on the Orient-Express, the Train Bleu and all the luxury express trains of the Compagnie des Wagons-Lits. These cars were
inaugurated in December 1922 on platform n°1 of the Gare de Lyon to reach Nice and the French Riviera. Previously the cars were
made of teak wood.
For the occasion, the cars were painted in a blue-night livery with gold fillets, which gave the Train Bleu its name,
formerly Calais-Méditerranée-Express.
The panel we present comes from a type S sleeping car of the Orient Express, from 1922 to 1926.
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