FRANÇOIS-XAVIER LALANNE | PAIR OF "CRAPAUD" CHAIRS AND "NÉNUPHAR" LOW TABLE
PAIR OF "CRAPAUD" CHAIRS AND "NÉNUPHAR" LOW TABLE
painted laminate polyester
chairs: 30¼ x 43½ x 35¾ in. (76.8 x 110.4 x 90.8 cm) each
table: 6¾ x 45 x 41¾ in. (17.1 x 114.3 x 106 cm)
Overall in good condition. This iconic set by François-Xavier Lalanne comprises two frog chairs and a waterlily low table. The polyester surface has been recently cleaned and re-waxed to restore its original bright green color. The chairs present with an adjustable backrest that easily closes and opens. The polyester surface presents with expected signs of age consistent with their prior installation outdoors, notably scratches, crackling to the surface concentrated to one frog’s head, light indentations to the surface edges and occasional areas of light discoloration. The feet of both chairs and the backrest and mouth of one chair present with very minor loss to the polyester, the largest area on one foot measuring approximately 1 1/2 in. and consistent with use. The feet of the table have been sensitively reinforced with faux metal to ensure the stability and flatness of the piece. The set is suitable for both indoor and outdoor installation.
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.
ALB Antiquités, Paris
Robert Rosenblum, Les Lalanne, Geneva, 1991, pp. 77 (for the chairs) and 115 (for the low table)
Daniel Marchesseau, Les Lalanne, Paris, 1998, p. 38 (for the chairs and low table)
Daniel Abadie, Les Lalanne(s), Paris, 2008, pp. 96-97 and 302 (for the chairs)
Les Lalanne, exh. cat., Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 2010, pp. 44, 45 and 49 (for the chairs)