Property from the Geyer Collection
en suite with the following lot
mahogany, fruitwood marquetry
signed LMajorelle within the marquetry
31⅛ in. (79.1 cm) high
31 in. (78.7 cm) diameter
Overall in good condition. Offered en suite with the following lot, this table present with scattered surface scratches and minor surface abrasions throughout, consistent with age and gentle use and mostly concentrated to the tabletop and feet. The center of the tabletop present with an area of very light surface residue which can be removed at the client’s discretion. The sides of the tabletop with scattered indentations, light surface stains and some minor areas of loss to the veneer (the largest measuring 1 ¼ inch wide), which are not visually distracting. The fruitwood marquetry with light craquelure throughout consistent with age. A well-preserved example with excellent provenance.
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.
Louis C. Tiffany Garden Museum Collection, Matsue, Japan
Sotheby's Paris, Chefs-d'Ouevre Art Nouveau, Ancienne Collection du Garden Museum, Japon, February 16, 2013, lot 57
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Alastair Duncan, Louis C. Tiffany: The Garden Museum Collection, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2004, p. 619 (for related examples from the Garden Museum Collection)