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Lot 49
  • 49

Jean Royère

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 EUR
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Description

  • JEAN ROYÈRE
  • Pair of armchairs, circa 1950-1960
  • red African wood : sipo (Entandrophragma utile), fabric
  • 72,5 x 54 x 84 cm ; 28 1/2 x 21 1/4 x 33 in.
red African wood and cane, upholstery

Provenance

Private collection, Lebanon

Literature

Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean Royère, Paris, 2002, pp. 38 and 118 for related examples
Galerie Jacques Lacoste and Galerie Patrick Seguin, Jean Royère, Paris, 2012, Vol. II, p. 52 for related examples

Condition

EN : The wood is covered by a thick layer of ebonised varnish. This varnish is dried out, with cracks throughout the pieces and some lacks reveling the original colour of the wood. One of the armchair with multiple scratches and scuffs on this varnish. Some of these damages have been poorly re-finished. The cane is also covered with the same varnish. On one of the armchairs, a hole on the cane of approximately 2 x 2 cm and a few cane elements broken. The seat and back have been re-upholstered, there is a square piece of fabric that has been added on the back of one armchair, most likely to hide a hole in the fabric. /// FR : Le bois est recouvert d'une épaisse couche de vernis teinté. Ce vernis est desséché et présente des craquelures sur l'ensemble des fauteuils ainsi que quelques manques qui révèlent l'aspect du bois. Un des fauteuils présente de multiples rayures et égratignures sur ce vernis. Quelque uns de ces dommages ont été retouchés de manière maladroite. Le cannage est également recouvert de ce vernis. Sur l'un des fauteuils, un trou dans le cannage d'environ 2 x 2 cm et quelques petits éléments de cannage manquants. Les fauteuils ont été re-garnis. Un morceau rectangulaire d'étoffe a été rajouté sur l'un des dossiers, très probablement pour cacher un trou dans la garniture.
"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.
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