Property from an East Coast Private Collection
"STANDARD" CHAIR, MODEL NO. 305
en suite with the previous and following 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 and some slight discoloration. The proper right side with two areas of loss to the veneer measuring 1 ½ and 8 inches wide respectively, the latter located under the seat. The underside of the rear side of the seat with an area of lifting to the veneer measuring approximately 1 ½ 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. The rubber pads attached to the feet with light damage causing wobbliness to the chair yet not affecting its functionality.
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 552
Acquired from the above by the present owner