Pullman Gallery

Paul Dupré-Lafon for Hermès, Leather Clock & Humidor, 1940s

Reference: 6250, 6999

Paul Dupré-Lafon (1900 – 1971) was an architect and furniture designer who from 1929 through the end of the 1950s collaborated with Hermès, Paris to produce a select range of special order designs for the office and home, all featuring a signature motif of stacked and hand-stitched leather.

(Left) a very rare and unusual desk clock designed by Paul Dupré-Lafon for Hermès, Paris, the arched clock case made of laminated handstitched oxblood leather, the 8-day mechanical clock movement with a cream face with pierced black enamel hands, features gilded metalwork. Marked HERMÈS PARIS to the clock face and stamped 023924 to the reverse of the movement. French, circa 1940s.

Height: 7 inches (18 cm)

Price Code: £££

(Right) a highly sought-after ‘stacked’ leather humidor of drum form, circa 1940, with hand stitched green leather to the lid and surround, the leather sides with a dark mahogany patina. The underside of the lid is in gilded bronze and signed HERMÈS PARIS – similarly signed on the underside in gilt script on the green leather base. The inside of the drum is lined with cedar, perfect for accessible cigar storage.

This is the first time we have seen or owned this particular model.

Height: 8¼ inches (21 cm)

Price Code: £££

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