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Louis Süe and André Mare

Mirror

Estimate:

7,000 - 10,000 USD

Louis Süe and André Mare

Louis Süe and André Mare

Mirror

Mirror

Estimate:

7,000 - 10,000 USD

Lot sold:

11,970

USD

Louis Süe and André Mare

Mirror


circa 1925

lacquered and gilt wood, mirrored glass

66 3/4 x 34 x 2 in. (169.5 x 86.3 x 5 cm) 

Overall in very good condition. This monumental mirror presents with a lacquered and gilt wood frame. The lacquered surfaces present with scratches and indentations concentrated to the edges, scuffing and very minimal areas of loss to the lacquer, the largest measuring approximately 1/4 inch. Two sides of the frame with hairline cracks each measuring approximately 4 inches which are stable. The gilt wood surface presents with scratches, abrasions, areas of loss to the gilding, the largest at the top of the mirror measuring approximately 1 inch wide. The gilt wood with hairline cracks throughout which appear stable and are consistent with age. The red primer is partially visible under the gilding and is not visually distracting. The mirrored glass presents with light surface scratches throughout. The reverse of the mirror glass plate has some soiling throughout, most concentrated to the center and the edges, which is consistent with age. 


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.

Christie's New York, June 24-25, 2010, lot 823
Léon Deshairs, "La Compagnie des Arts Francais," Art et Décoration, January - June 1920 p. 71 (for a related model)
Henry Bidou, "Petits Hôtels et Grands Salons," Vogue Paris, October 1, 1925, p. 37 (for a related model)
G. Remon, "Nos Artistes Décorateurs: Süe et Mare," Mobilier et Décoration, January 1926, p. 10 (for a smaller version of the model)
Florence Camard, Süe et Mare et La Compagnie des Arts Français, Paris, 1993, pp. 293 and 294 (for related examples)