The design for this bergère is taken from C. Percier and P. F. L. Fontaine's Receuil de décoration intérieures, published in Paris in 1827. Plate 39 no. 2 illustrates a bergère of exactly this form and most of the carved elements: this was made for Monsieur L. In Paris.
With scattered age and construction cracks; not extensive. Some abrasions to carving; also not extensive. Seat rail reinforced from underside. Repainted and regilt, paint and gilding now with some rubbing and light surface dirt. Minor scattered losses to gesso; not extensive. In good condition. 4 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.