Maurice Dufrène, LesIntèrieurs Français au Salon des Artistes Décorateurs, Paris, 1926, pl. 23 (for a related example) Jean Paul Bouillon, Art Deco 1903-1940, New York, 1989, p. 176
This chair was designed for the living room of Paul Poiret's houseboat "Amours." The "Amours" was one of Paul Poiret's three houseboats, which were moored at the foot of the Eiffel Tower and open to visitors during the 1925 Paris exhibition.
Overall in good condition consistent with age and use, the painted wood overall with losses to the paint and surface scratches as it appears to be the original paint, the side panels with areas of in-paint. The underside has been stabilized by adding a wooden frame under the seat, the upholstery has been re-placed with an orignal Atelier Martine design fabric, overall in stable and good 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. 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.