FRANÇOIS-XAVIER LALANNE | "SINGE ALLUMÉ" TABLE LAMP
FRANÇOIS-XAVIER LALANNE | "SINGE ALLUMÉ" TABLE LAMP
FRANÇOIS-XAVIER LALANNE | "SINGE ALLUMÉ" TABLE LAMP
FRANÇOIS-XAVIER LALANNE | "SINGE ALLUMÉ" TABLE LAMP
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FRANÇOIS-XAVIER LALANNE | "SINGE ALLUMÉ" TABLE LAMP

Estimate: 150,000 - 200,000 USD

FRANÇOIS-XAVIER LALANNE | "SINGE ALLUMÉ" TABLE LAMP

Estimate: 150,000 - 200,000 USD

Lot Sold:475,000USD

Lot Details

Description

FRANÇOIS-XAVIER LALANNE

"SINGE ALLUMÉ" TABLE LAMP


circa 2010

executed by Bocquel, France

silver, frosted glass

monogrammed FxL and impressed bocquel

13⅛ in. (33.5 cm) high

9½ in. (24.1 cm) diameter of shade

Condition Report

Overall in good condition. This iconic and playful table lamp model by François-Xavier Lalanne displays a combination of rich and textural tones ranging from bright silver to darker greys. As pictured in the catalogue photography, the silver surface presents with scattered areas of darkening throughout most visible on the face and waist of the monkey and consistent with age and natural evolution of the silver. The silver presents with areas of very light corrosion to the surface concentrated to the waist and proper left shoulder and not visually distracting. The frosted glass presents with an irregular surface that is inherent to production. Sotheby's does not guarantee electrical components and suggests having all wiring inspected by a licensed electrician.


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.

Saleroom Notice

Please note that this lot is executed in silver and not silvered bronze as stated in the printed catalogue.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Sotheby’s New York, private sale, 2013

Literature

Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne, exh. cat., Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York and Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, 2006, p. 107 (for a related model)

Paul Kasmin, Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne, New York, 2012, n.p. (for a related model)

Les Lalanne, 50 years of work, exh. cat., Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, 2015, p. 154

Adrian Dannatt, François-Xavier & Claude Lalanne, New York, 2018, p. 69

Marc Jacobs: A Life of Design
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