Acquired directly from the producer by the present owner
Blum Helman, Ettore Sottsass: Curio Cabinets, Mirrors, Tables, Sideboards, Pedestals, Drink Cabinets, Credenzas, exh. cat., New York, 1987, n.p.
The present lot was designed for the exhibition 'Furniture for the Ritual of Life' at Blum Helman Gallery, New York, 1987. Sottsass, a master of many materials, here directly confronts marble, a material he once avoided. 'This collection is about developing as much as possible the relationship between materials... Many years ago, I hated marble as a symbol of richness and power. Now... I am able to see marble just as a texture, as a natural. Then it becomes very beautiful and gives you nice feelings.'
Very good condition overall. Very minor chips to the bottom rear left and right corners of the backrest. A minor chip to the rear left corner to the pink part of the seat, measuring approximately 1 x 1 cm. Restoration to the front left corner of the seat to the area measuring approximately 2.5 x 2.5 minor chips remain around the restoration. A minor chip to the front left edge, measuring approximately 1 cm in length. A minor chip to the base of the front right corner, approximately 0.5 cm. Minor chip tot he front right edge of the seat, approximately 1 cm in length. One minor chip to the top right corner, approximately 1.5 cm in length. A minor repair to the upper right hand proper edge of the backrest, approximately 1.5cm in diameter, and is not visually distracting. "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."