Jean Dunand / Jacques NAM art deco lacquered wood screen

Fantastic period art deco 1930's lacquered wood screen. 4 panels.
One side depicts a jungle scene.
The other side offers 4 engraved bas relief panels with jungle animals.
160cm width 150cm high
The first side "Jungle" is a Jean Dunand pattern.
(See Felix Marcilhac - Jean Dunand His life and works - Catalogue raisonné. Page 211 #83).
This pattern was exhibited first at Galerie Georges Petit, PARIS 1930/1931 under reference #14.

The second side with 4 bas relief panels is more Jacques Nam (Jacques Lehmann) style. See in pictures section another small very similar panel signed auctioned for more than 5000eur last year in Paris.

The screen is unsigned.
Obviously it is 1930's.
Varnish is slightly crackled. This is more visible on my pictures with light effect than in normal display.
There are black touch up well done on corners and edges of panels.
The most interesting on this screen is the very high quality of lacquer work on Jungle scene. The Jean Dunand screen was displayed in 1930 in Galerie Georges Petit. We don't have any information of where this screen is now and if it even still exists. There is nothing else than black and white 1930 pictures available.
At this point it is very difficult to establish who did the screen we propose here. Jean Dunand ? Jacques Nam under Jean Dunand control ? Another lacque maker ? For sure the artist who did the work had more than a black and white small picture to reproduce the pattern. More probably he had the the first original version or the original "project" drawing.
Even is Jean Dunand attribution is a question tag this screen is a wonderful genuine period 1930 art deco french lacquer work screen. Always very hard to find.
REFERENCE: screen0403
sold 03 2020 (USA)
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