Property from the Geyer Collection
28 x 39⅜ x 23½ in. (71.1 x 100 x 59.7 cm)
Overall in very good condition. When seen in person, the table presents with a slightly lighter coloration than pictured in the catalogue photography. The mahogany with light surface scratches and scuffing throughout and concentrated to the feet, side edges and tabletop, the longest measuring approximately 12 1/2 inches running across the tabletop and not visually distracting. The tabletop with a thin indentation that has been sensitively filled-in since the time of production and is not visually distracting, covering an area measuring 4 ½ x ¼ inches approximately. The underside of one apron presents with very minor lifting to the wood veneer over an area measuring approximately 12 inches long, only visible upon close inspection.
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.
Christie's London, June 11, 2014, lot 502
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Yvonne Brunhammer et al., Art Nouveau Belgium-France, Houston, 1976, p. 178
Alastair Duncan, The Paris Salons 1895-1914, Vol. III: Furniture, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1996, pp. 109-110 (for a photograph of the model exhibited at the Paris Exposition Universelle 1900)
Victor Arwas, Art Nouveau: The French Aesthetic, London, 2002, p. 328