Property from the Geyer Collection
mahogany, fruitwood marquetry, gilt bronze
29⅜ x 38 x 28½ in. (74.6 x 96.5 x 72.4 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The wooden surfaces present with some faint surface scratches, minor abrasions and light areas of discoloration commensurate with age and gentle use. One corner of the tabletop’s marquetry with minor surface scratches concentrated to one corner. The tabletop with minor wood crackling to the marquetry commensurate with age. One side of the tabletop with one area of indentation measuring approximately 1 inch wide. The sides of the tabletop with areas of abrasion consistent with gentle use and not visually distracting. The legs present with minor chips and wear to the raised wooden details, the largest area of recess measuring approximately 1 1/4 inch wide, and not affecting the functionality or aesthetic integrity of the piece. The gilt bronze with light surface scratches and some very light discoloration to the gilt surface throughout. An elegant model by Majorelle.
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.
Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf, July 4, 2014, lot 153
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Alastair Duncan, Louis Majorelle: Master of Art Nouveau Design, London, 1991, pp. 76 and 166 (for a related example)
Alastair Duncan, The Paris Salons 1895-1914, Vol. III: Furniture, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1996, p. 387 (for a related example)