Property from the Geyer Collection
walnut, fruitwood marquetry
signed Gallé within the marquetry
43¼ in. (109.8 cm) high
19 in. (48.2 cm) diameter
Overall in very good condition. The walnut presents with light surface scratches concentrated to the trays and feet, the largest measuring 3 inches long and located on the lower tray. The fruitwood marquetry with very minor hairline crackling consistent with age and gentle use. The upper tier with an area of adhesive residue measuring approximately 1 inch in diameter and can be cleaned at the client’s discretion. A highly sculptural example in very good condition, displaying many of the hallmarks of the designer.
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.
Millon et Associés Paris, June 26, 2015, lot 187
Acquired from the above by the present owner