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Lot 145
ÉMILE-JACQUES RUHLMANN | DESK FROM THE MAISON DES PROVINCES DE FRANCE, CITÉ UNIVERSITAIRE, PARIS
ÉMILE-JACQUES RUHLMANN | DESK FROM THE MAISON DES PROVINCES DE FRANCE, CITÉ UNIVERSITAIRE, PARIS
145

Property from the Collection of Jean Denoyer

ÉMILE-JACQUES RUHLMANN | DESK FROM THE MAISON DES PROVINCES DE FRANCE, CITÉ UNIVERSITAIRE, PARIS

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD

Property from the Collection of Jean Denoyer

ÉMILE-JACQUES RUHLMANN | DESK FROM THE MAISON DES PROVINCES DE FRANCE, CITÉ UNIVERSITAIRE, PARIS

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD

Lot Sold:7,500USD

Lot Details

Description

Property from the Collection of Jean Denoyer

ÉMILE-JACQUES RUHLMANN

DESK FROM THE MAISON DES PROVINCES DE FRANCE, CITÉ UNIVERSITAIRE, PARIS


circa 1933

oak, leather

stenciled 45

29¾ x 47 x 27¼ in. (75.6 x 119.4 x 69.2 cm)

Condition Report

Overall in good condition. This desk is fully functional and presents with signs of age consistent with gentle use. The wooden surfaces present with minor surface scratches throughout. Light abrasions to the proper right side of the tabletop. The side edges of the tabletop present with minor surface abrasions and areas of indentations that are not visually distracting, the largest on the proper back side of the tabletop measuring approximately 3/4 inch long. The proper right side panel of the desk with a scratch measuring approximately 5 inches. The front drawer is in perfectly functional condition with a stable knob presenting with a very minor paint stain to the top measuring approximately 1/4 inch wide and not visually distracting. The legs with very light areas of abrasion concentrated to the side edges and consistent with age and gentle use The leather surface presents with light scratches (the largest measuring approximately 3 inches long), very minor and scattered ink stains and occasional shallow dents consistent with age and gentle use and not visually distracting


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.

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Literature

G. Brunon Guardia, "La Maison des Provinces de France à la Cité Universitaire," Art et Industrie, August 1933, p. 32

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