Property from an East Coast Private Collection
"STANDARD" CHAIR, MODEL NO. 305
en suite with the following two lots
produced by Ateliers Jean Prouvé, Nancy, France
enameled sheet and tubular steel, molded beech plywood, aluminum, rubber
31¾ x 16½ x 18¾ in. (80.6 x 41.9 x 47.6 cm)
Overall good condition. The original wooden seat and backrest with a rich textured wooden surface and with some light surface scratches, edge nicks, abrasions and some slight discoloration.. The two frontal side corners of the seating area with minor loss to the wooden surface measuring approximately 1 and 2 inches each. The proper left side of the seating area with minor loss measuring approximately 3/4 inch. The backrest with darkening to the veneer concentrated to the sides. Metal surfaces have been sensitive and professionally repainted in a rich green color. The painted metal frames of the chair with light surface abrasions and minor losses to the paint concentrated to the back legs and proper right, front leg. The proper right, back leg with transparent surface residue partially visible behind the backrest, measuring approximately 7 inches long 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.
Galerie de Beyrie, New York
Wright, New York, June 8, 2010, lot 554
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Galerie Patrick Seguin, Jean Prouvé, Paris, 2007, vol. 2, pp. 266-269
Charlotte and Peter Fiell, Chairs: 1,000 Masterpieces of Modern Design, 1800 to the Present Day, London, 2012, p. 168
A Passion for Jean Prouvé, From Furniture to Architecture, The Laurence and Patrick Seguin Collection, exh. cat., Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Torino, 2013, p. 32