Lot 72
  • 72

Grete Jalk

Estimate
4,000 - 6,000 GBP
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Description

  • A chair
  • teak plywood
  • 76cm.;
  • 2ft 6in.
manufactured by P. Jeppesens Møbelfabrik A/S, Denmark, teak venered plywood

Literature

"Grete Jalk," Mobilia, February 1979, p. 51
Martin Eidelberg, ed., Design 1935-1965:  What Modern Was, Montreal, 1991, p. 333
Noritsugu Oda, Danish Chairs, San Francisco, 1999, p. 159
Doug Ngo and Eric Pfeiffer, Bent Ply:  The Art of Plywood Furniture, New York, 2003, p. 126

Condition

A rare and striking model of good overall appearance. Old marks and scratches in places, consistent with age and use. Minor indentation partially running from front to back of seat. Seat with a couple of stains. Traces of glue to the joint where the back rest joins the lower base. Lower front section of left (facing) upright has had a few millimetres shaved off it to the bolted area of the base where it meets the left floor stretcher. This, and the presence of glue, suggests the piece has been restored to this area. Some of the bolts are non matching. Two small areas of loss of veneer around the screw mounts to this area. With no label. Of good structural condition and of good appearance. Further images available upon request. Ready for display.
"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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."