Property from an Important Private Collection, Manhattan
"Antony" Chair, Model No. 356
produced by Ateliers Jean Prouvé, Nancy, France
beech plywood, lacquered steel
34 1/4 x 19 7/8 x 24 3/4 in. (87 x 50.5 x 62.7 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The wooden surface presents with light surface scratches throughout and minor edge abrasions. The two front corners of the seat present with small areas of loss to the veneer, each measuring approximately 1/8 and 3/4 inch long. The molded area of the seat with extremely minute hairline separations to the wood which are stable and consistent with the natural evolution of the medium. Two of the four metal bolts on the seat and backrest with scratches. The lacquered surfaces present with scratches, discolorations, losses and flecks throughout, most visible on the legs and consistent with age and use. The underside of each foot with protective pads which are likely later additions. An iconic model by Jean Prouvé.
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