For those of you who follow my blog, you likely know by now that I am slightly obsessed with the Normadie Panels by Jean Dupas. I even recently went to an amazing Sotheby’s auction to watch a few being auctioned. You can read more about that here.
I was incredibly excited when my fellow Normadie lover Anna Gray sent me this great article about a private collector in Texas who not only has two homes full of beautiful art and history but has ten of the Normandie panels on display in one of his prestigious homes.
Below is the picture of the 10 Normandie panels in the collector’s gorgeous ballroom. They look like the belong there next to that amazing 1930s piano and checkered dance floor.
Commanding one end of the ballroom in Houston is The Birth of Aphrodite, a c. 1934 verre églomisé mural comprising ten panels by Jean Dupas (1882–1964) that once graced the grand salon of the S.S. Normandie. Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann (1879–1933) designed the macassar ebony, amboyna, ivory, and bronze case of the c. 1931 piano.