Property From a Private Manhattan Collection
DINING TABLE AND SIX CHAIRS
with two extension leaves
rosewood, mahogany, brass, leather upholstery
the table stamped FRANCE/SORNAY/BREVETE/ETRANGER
table: 29⅞ x 61¾ x 35½ in. (75.6 x 156.8 x 90.1 cm) as shown
chairs: 35⅞ x 18⅞ x 20½ in. (90.9 x 47.7 x 52 cm) each
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Very good condition overall. The table appears to have been refinished at some stage and presents with a rich wood palette when seen in person. Very light surface scratches and surface abrasions concentrated to the tabletop and its four corners, only visible upon close inspection. The chairs equally in very good condition and have been reupholstered with a cream-colored fabric and leather, consistent with the original design. The wood surfaces with occasional scratches and minor losses to the finish, not visually distracting and concentrated to the legs and backrests, the largest area measuring approximately 1/2 x 1/4 in. This exceptional ensemble provides prospect clients with the opportunity to acquire a functional and exceptionally well-preserved dining set.
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.
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Galerie Fred Monnier, Lyons
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2011
Thierry Roche, André Sornay: 1920-2000, Paris, 2002, pp. 106 (for the chair model) and 131 (for a related dining table)