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Lot 148
ANDRÉ SORNAY | DINING TABLE AND SIX CHAIRS
ANDRÉ SORNAY | DINING TABLE AND SIX CHAIRS
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Property From a Private Manhattan Collection

ANDRÉ SORNAY | DINING TABLE AND SIX CHAIRS

Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD

Property From a Private Manhattan Collection

ANDRÉ SORNAY | DINING TABLE AND SIX CHAIRS

Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

Property From a Private Manhattan Collection

ANDRÉ SORNAY

DINING TABLE AND SIX CHAIRS


circa 1935

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


Please note that this lot contains material(s) which have import or export restrictions. Please contact a member of the department for further information.

Condition Report

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.

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.



Saleroom Notice

Please note that this lot contains rosewood and may subject to restrictions regarding import or export.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Galerie Fred Monnier, Lyons

Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2011

Literature

Thierry Roche, André Sornay: 1920-2000, Paris, 2002, pp. 106 (for the chair model) and 131 (for a related dining table)

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