Collection Michel Rapp, Compiègne Galerie Willy Huybrecht, Paris Private collection, Paris
Franck Olivier-Vial and François Rateau, Armand Albert Rateau, Paris, 1992, pp. 158 and 208-209 Hélène Guéné, Décoration et Haute Couture, Armand Albert Rateau pour Jeanne Lanvin, un autre Art Déco, Paris, 2006, pp. 68-69
Good overall condition.
The wood presents with the usual small scratches, minute dents and minute chips scattered, consistent with age and use. A few rare and tiny chips or dents have been previously filled. One chair presents with two larger previous infills along the upper part of the backrest. There are a few small cracks to the wood, inherent to the aging of the material. The gilt bronze elements presents with light tarnishing, some wear and a few tiny dents. The upholstery is newer and in excellent overall condition. "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."