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Claude Lalanne

"Ginkgo" Low Table

Estimate:

150,000

to
- 200,000 USD

Claude Lalanne

Claude Lalanne

"Ginkgo" Low Table

"Ginkgo" Low Table

Estimate:

150,000

to
- 200,000 USD

Bid:

110,000

USD

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Claude Lalanne

"Ginkgo" Low Table


designed circa 1997, executed 2004

number 3 from an edition of 8

executed by Figini Fondeur

gilt bronze

monogrammed CL, impressed LALANNE, dated 2004, numbered 3/8 and impressed with the foundry mark

16 ¾ x 49 x 27 ½ in. (42.5 x 124.4 x 69.8 cm)

Overall in very good condition. This beautiful “Ginkgo” low table captures in bronze the essence of Claude Lalanne’s poetic approach to the natural world. The gilt bronze has recently been sensitively cleaned, waxed and partially re-gilt by a professional restorer with strong expertise in works by Les Lalanne. When viewed in person, the table presents with a bright gold patina with a slightly more even and homogenous appearance than pictured in the contextual catalogue photography. (Please feel welcome to request additional photos from the Design Department.) The legs with slightly more variegated hues ranging from dark blond to bright gold. The recessed areas with some very minor verdigris spots and light oxidation concentrated to the legs and not visually distracting. The gilt bronze presents with minor surface and casting irregularities, particulate inclusions and minute pinholes which are inherent to the making and typical for works by Claude Lalanne. Highly compatible with the previous lot, this stunning low table provides an opportunity to acquire a beautiful gilt bronze “Ginkgo” set by Claude Lalanne in remarkable condition and suitable for indoor and outdoor use.


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. 

Acquired directly from the artist
Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Acquired from the above, 2008
Daniel Marchesseau, Les Lalanne, 1998, Paris, p. 130 (for a related model)
François-Xavier & Claude Lalanne: Dreams for the Light of Day, exh. cat., Gerald Peters Gallery, New York and Santa Fe, 2000, p. 51 (for a related model in aluminum)
Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne, exh. cat., Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York and Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, 2006, pp. 46 (for a detail of a related model) and 95 (for a related model)