Private Collection Sotheby’s New York, June 5, 2001, lot 481 Acquired from the above by the present owner
Mobilier et Décoration, December 1926, p. 113 (for the present lot illustrated) Edgar Brandt: Kunstschmied der Art Déco, exh. cat., Galerie Claude Art Déco, Cologne, 2002, p. 15 (for the present lot illustrated)
Sotheby's would like to thank Joan Kahr for her assistance with the cataloguing of this lot.
Overall in very good condition. The silvered surfaces and the glass present with some scattered light surface scratches and minor rubbing, consistent with age and gentle handling. The patinated iron surfaces with some light surface scratches, rubbing and minor discoloration to the patina, especially concentrated on the reverse, consistent with age and gentle handling. The dial surfaces present with some darkening consistent with the material over time. The door on the face of the clock is slightly loose whereas the back door does not open. The marble base is original and presents with minor surface soiling and some occasional small chips concentrated on the edges of the base, not visually distracting. The mantle clock features a beautiful and rare plaque depicting a stylized reclining female nude. 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.