Property from a Private California Collection
SCULPTED RECLINING CHAIR, MODEL NO. VK100
walnut, fabric upholstery
37½ x 27 x 39 in. (95.3 x 68.6 x 99 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The wood surfaces with minor scuffing, surface separation at wood seams, minor flecks of paint, scattered very minor scratches, and 2 very small dents on back legs, measuring half an inch and 3/4 inch each, consistent with age and gentle use. Fabric in overall good condition and chair has been professionally and sensitively reupholstered. Recliner extends out, and is in good condition with some very minor wear to rubber. An elegant and innovative form by Kagan.
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.
Vladimir Kagan Designs, sales catalogue, New York, 1970, p. 4
Charlotte and Peter Fiell, Decorative Art 60s, Köln, 2000, p. 191
Vladimir Kagan, The Complete Vladimir Kagan, New York, 2004, pp. 127 and 264
Charlotte and Peter Fiell, Chairs: 1,000 Masterpieces of Modern Design, 1800 to the Present Day, London, 2012, p. 326