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Charles Plumet and Tony Selmersheim

Dining Suite

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 USD

Charles Plumet and Tony Selmersheim

Charles Plumet and Tony Selmersheim

Dining Suite

Dining Suite

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 USD

Lot sold:

37,800

USD

Charles Plumet and Tony Selmersheim

Dining Suite


circa 1900

comprising a dining table with three extension leaves and eight chairs

walnut, leather upholstery

table impressed Tony SELMERSHEIM

table: 29 x 46 ¾ x 53 in.(73.6 x 118.7 x 134.6 cm) minimized

chairs: 38 x 20 ¼ x 16 ½ in. (96.5 x 51.4 x 41.9 cm) each

Overall in very good condition. The wooden surfaces appear to have been reconditioned at some point in their history to revitalize the rich quality of the walnut. The walnut surfaces of the table and chairs present with light scattered surface scratches, minute abrasions and small indentations concentrated to the edges and consistent with age and gentle use. The wooden surfaces of the table and chairs present with evidence of extremely minimal and scattered areas of old repairs and restorations throughout concentrated to the seams and not visually distracting. The tabletop with a hairline crack that measures approximately 8 in. and appears stable. One foot of the table with a hairline crack measuring approximately 2 ½ in. wide that appears to have been sensitively stabilized at some point in the history of the table. The foot on the opposite side with a very fine hairline crack that appears stable. The table includes three extension leaves measuring 20 3/4 in. wide each in functional condition. The later leather upholstery and brass tacks of the chairs are in excellent condition overall. The leather presents with some very minor creasing consistent with use and not visually distracting. The brass tacks appear stable and present with oxidation consistent with age. The chairs with protective pads applied to the underside of the feet. A wonderful Art Nouveau dining suite in well-preserved condition. 


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. 

Barry Friedman, Ltd., New York
Acquired from the above
Roberta Waddell, ed., The Art Nouveau Style in Jewelry, Metalwork, Glass, Ceramics, Textiles, Architecture and Furniture, New York, 1977, pp. 154 (for a period photograph of a related table) and 215 (for a period photograph of a related chair)
Malcolm Haslam, Art Nouveau, London, 1988, p. 155 (for a related chair model)
Alastair Duncan, The Paris Salons 1895-1914 Volume III: Furniture, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1996, p. 456 (for a photograph of a related chair model exhibited at the Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1900)