Property from the Geyer Collection
en suite with the previous lot
mahogany, fruitwood marquetry
signed LMajorelle within the marquetry
30¾ in. (78.3 cm) high
30½ in. (77.47 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 (the largest measuring approximately 2 ½ inches long), commensurate with age and gentle use and mostly concentrated to the tabletop and feet. The sides of the tabletop with scattered indentations that are not visually distracting. The fruitwood marquetry with light crackling throughout consistent with age. One central marquetry detail with a small loss measuring approximately 3/8 inch. This lot provides collectors with an opportunity to acquire two matching tea tables with excellent provenance by a master of Art Nouveau furniture.
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'Oeuvre Art Nouveau: Ancienne Collection du Garden Museum, Japon, February 16, 2013, lot 56
Acquired from the above by the present owner