Works from the Collection of Marc Jacobs
"EGG" CHAIR, MODEL NO. 3316
aluminum, leather upholstery
41¾ x 34 x 30 in. (106 x 86.3 x 76.2 cm)
Overall in good condition. The present lot is an early example of this iconic design which appears to retain the original leather upholstery. The leather presents with light scratches and occasional spotty marks throughout consistent with gentle use. The leather with some stable crackling and creasing concentrated to the inside surfaces of the egg, as well as areas of discoloration throughout consistent with age, creating a complex color palette. The padding is very slightly irregular on the arms and lower backrest but does not affect the functionality of the piece. The aluminum surfaces with very minor oxidation spots and light scratches throughout consistent with age. The four feet retain their protective rubber pads which are stable. The original seat cushion may have been lost at some point in the history of the piece. An opportunity to acquire an early version of the iconic "Egg" chair.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.
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 INCLUDED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Carsten Thau and Kjeld Vindum, Arne Jacobsen, Copenhagen, 2001, pp. 471-472
Charlotte and Peter Fiell, Scandinavian Design, Cologne, 2002, p. 301
Arne Karlsen, Danish Furniture Design in the 20th Century, Volume 2, Copenhagen, 2007, pp. 136-137