Property from the Geyer Collection
oak, fruitwood marquetry, brass
signed Camille Gauthier/Nancy
59¼ x 50½ x 14½ in. (150.5 x 128.2 x 36.8 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The marquetry and raised wooden motifs are in excellent condition and very well preserved, providing rich visual contrast. The wooden surfaces with light scratches and scuffing throughout concentrated to the feet and trays, the largest on the proper right side atop the cabinet and measuring approximately 1 inch wide. The marquetry with very minor signs of stable crackling consistent with age and not visually distracting. The brass elements with some light oxidation throughout. One wood panel in the back is missing a metal screw which is not affecting the functionality or stability of the piece. This lot is offered together with its original metal key as well as two original and removable shelves located inside the cabinet.
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.
Macklowe Gallery, New York
Louis Daniel Brodsky, St. Louis, Missouri, 2012
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Chicago, The Louis Daniel Brodsky Collection of Art Nouveau, February 22, 2015, lot 160
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Alastair Duncan, The Paris Salons 1895-1914, Vol. III: Furniture, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1996, p. 250 (for a related model)