Lillian Nassau, New York, circa 1960 Acquired from the above by the present owner
Florence Camard, Ruhlmann: Master of Art Deco, New York, 1983, p. 116 (for a related model) Ruhlmann: un génie de l'Art déco, exh. cat., Musée des Années 30, Paris, 2001, pp. 36, 41 Emmanuel Bréon and Rosalind Pepall, Ruhlmann: Genius of Art Deco, Paris, 2004, pp. 37, 41, 214-215 Emmanuel Bréon, Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann: Furniture, Paris, 2004, p. 11
Please note that the height of the gueridon is 25 1/2 in. (64.8 cm).
Overall in good condition. The wood has been sensitively refinished and presents with a rich red hue. The wood surfaces with a few light surface scratches, minor abrasions and light surface soiling consistent with age and gentle use. The top is slightly warped. The edge of the top with a few minor discolorations and a few minor sensitively undertaken restorations. The top of one leg with a professional restoration, which is just below the top and only visible upon close inspection, and stable. The metal feet with some rubbing, surface scratches, minor abrasions and minor discolorations consistent with age and gentle use. The gueridon is sold with a later glass top which protects the top of the table and presents with a few light surface scratches and surface soiling consistent with age and gentle use. A rare variation of an extremely stylish and dynamic design by Ruhlmann, which has remained in the same collection since the 1960s. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.