Collection Putman, Paris Private collection, Paris Sotheby's, Paris, May 3, 2018, lot 150
John Russell, Les Lalannes, Paris, 1975, p. 34 Les Lalanne, exhibition catalogue, Christian Fayt Art Gallery, Knokke-Heist, August 11 – September 16, 1984, n. 5 Daniel Abadie, Lalanne(s), Paris, 2008, pp. 98-99
Good overall condition. The patinated metal presents with scattered scratches, including a few slightly more significant ones, with instances of wear and oxidation to the patina, as visible on the catalogue illustration, with a few spots of vert-de-gris consistent with age and use. . There is a tiny loss of patina right above the fall-front.
Some light surface soiling with a few stains. The mechanism of the fall-front is slightly worn and is sometimes difficult to open and to close.
The wood is in good overall condition with small scuffs at the top and the bottom. "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."