Property of a Private West Coast Collector
1883 - 1950
"CURULE EN M" STOOL, MODEL NO. SN1
14 by 19⅞ by 13 in. (35.5 by 50.3 by 33 cm.)
Designed circa 1920-1921.
Overall in very good condition. When viewed in person, the burl wood presents with warm and rich amber-colored tones. The stool with light scratches and minor scuffing throughout, consistent with age and use. The seating area with an indentation measuring approximately 1/2 inch, as well as small area with crackling to the veneer measuring approximately 2 inches. The border edges with minor abrasions and light scratches consistent with age and gentle use. Two feet present with minor loss to wood veneer and areas of chipping measuring ¼ and ½ inches respectively, only visible upon close inspection. A rare example of Chareau's elegant and sculptural furniture.
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.
Private Collection of Ginger Moro, circa 1960
Acquired from the above by the present owner
G. Rémon, "Les Créations de Pierre Chareau," Mobilier et Décoration, April 1927, pp. 97 and 99
Pierre Migennes, "Sur Deux Ensembles de P. Chareau," Art et Décoration, May 1932, pp. 136 and 139-140
Charles Rahn Fry, Art Deco Interiors, New York 1977, p. 38
Alastair Duncan, Art Deco Furniture, London 1984, pl. 3
Marc Vellay and Kenneth Frampton, Pierre Chareau, Paris 1984, pp. 84, 209 and 324 (for period photographs of the model)
Brian Brace Taylor, Pierre Chareau: Designer and Architect, Cologne 1992, pp. 42, 45, 80 and 135
Pierre Chareau: Archives Louis Moret, exh. cat., Fondation Louis Moret, Martigny 1994, pp. 18, 20 and 24
Esther da Costa Meyer, Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design, New Haven and London 2016, pp. 22, 32, 44, 55, 100, 206 and 212