PAIR OF ARMCHAIRS
polished aluminum, fabric upholstery
33¼ x 26 x 33 in. (84.5 x 66 x 83.8 cm) each
Overall in good condition. This modernist pair of armchairs is stable and fully functional, and presents very well when seen in person. The metallic armrests present with surface scratches, areas of abrasion and scuffing throughout, the largest measuring approximately 3 1/2 inches long, consistent with age and gentle use. The armrests, side edges and feet with areas of concentrated surface residue, nicks and light oxidation. One metallic armrest presents with a damaged bolt with losses to the metallic surface and a second bolt on the opposite side pushed inwards, not detrimental to the functionality or stability of the piece. The underside of both armrests with adhesive surface residue. The original upholstery presents with surface dirt as well as scattered and darker surface stains throughout the seating area and backrest, the largest area measuring 1 1/3 inch wide. An elegant pair of modernist armchairs from the eminent collection of David Teiger.
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.
Galerie Downtown, Paris
Acquired from the above by David Teiger, 1999
Alain-René Hardy and Gaëlle Millet, Jacques Adnet, Paris, 2014, p. 194
Sotheby's would like to thank Alain-René Hardy for his assistance with the cataloguing of this lot.