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Pierre Chareau

Pair of “Curule en M” Stools, Model No. SN1

Estimate:

25,000

to
- 35,000 USD

Pierre Chareau

Pierre Chareau

Pair of “Curule en M” Stools, Model No. SN1

Pair of “Curule en M” Stools, Model No. SN1

Estimate:

25,000

to
- 35,000 USD

Lot sold:

56,700

USD

Pierre Chareau

Pair of “Curule en M” Stools, Model No. SN1


circa 1924

mahogany, velvet upholstery

one stool numbered 2

14 ¾ x 18 ⅜ x 11 ¾ in. (37.4 x 46.7 x 29.8 cm) each

Overall in very good condition. The wooden surfaces appear to have been reconditioned at some point in the history of the piece to revitalize the rich appearance of the mahogany. The stools present with light scratches, minor scuffing, edge wear and light abrasions throughout, consistent with age and gentle use. The seams of each stool present with evidence of minor and occasional restoration to stabilize the structural integrity of the pieces. Two seat corners of one stool present with sensitive restoration to the wooden surface, measuring 1 ¼ x 1 in. and 1 ¼ x ⅜ in. respectively. The corner of one stool with a minor area of surface soiling measuring ½ in. long. The edges of one stool with scattered traces of white house paint, not visually distracting and concentrated to the legs. The removable seat cushions are in very good condition and appear to have been reupholstered at some point in the history of the piece. The amber gold velvet upholstery with some extremely minor soiling and light discoloration concentrated to the edges. One stool with a Vallois paper label applied to the underside.


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. 

Friedman & Vallois, New York
Acquired from the above
M. Gauthier, "Art décoratif. Pierre Chareau," L'Art et les Artistes, no. 46, 1924, p. 282
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
René Herbst, Un Inventeur, l'architecte Pierre Chareau, Union des Artistes Modernes, Paris, 1954, pp. 33, 74 and 78-79
Charles Rahn Fry, Art Deco Interiors, New York, 1977, p. 38
Alastair Duncan, Art Deco Furniture: The French Designers, New York, 1984, pl. 2
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
Pierre Chareau architecte, un art intérieur, exh. cat., Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 1994, pp. 17, 21, 95, 164, 170, 173, 184, 187, 189, 202 and 204
Dominique Vellay, La Maison de Verre - Le chef-d'œuvre de Pierre Chareau, Arles, 2007, pp. 123 and 125
Esther da Costa Meyer, Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design, New Haven and London, 2016, pp. 22, 32, 44, 55, 100, 206 and 212