Property from an Important Private Collection, Chicago
A MATCHED PAIR OF FRENCH REGENCE WHITE-PAINTED CHAISES A LA REINE, CIRCA 1725
with small variations to carving
height 40 ¾ in.; width 22 in.; depth 22 in.
103.5 cm; 56 cm; 56 cm
Minor losses, chips, and flaking surface decoration throughout, some old worm damage to both, one upholstery nail unsecured and visible from back of one chair; one chair with restored break to proper left back leg and backrest support rail.
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.
Galerie Kraemer, Paris
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, New York
Sotheby's New York, The Estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, 23-26 April 1996, lot 311 ($24,150 incl. premium)