Property From a Private Manhattan Collection
AFTER ANDRÉ SORNAY
SET OF FOUR SIDE CHAIRS
mahogany, brass, fabric upholstery
35⅞ x 18½ x 19½ in. (91.1 x 47 x 49.5 cm) each
Overall in very good condition. This fully functional set presents with an opportunity for collectors to acquire four side chairs closely based on a popular design by Sornay. The mahogany backrests present with light scratches throughout consistent with gentle use. The proper top right corner of one backrest with a small indentation measuring approximately 1/4 inch wide and not visually distracting. The chairs were recently reupholstered with a fabric upholstery consistent with the original design and in excellent condition.The ebonized feet with very light and occasional areas of discoloration concentrated to the sides. The gilt elements with occasional loss to the gilt surface consistent with age.
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.
Galerie Fred Monnier, Lyons
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2011
Thierry Roche, André Sornay: 1920-2000, Paris, 2002, p. 106