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Diego Giacometti

Pair of "Fondation Maeght" Side Chairs

Estimate:

250,000

to
- 350,000 USD

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Diego Giacometti

Diego Giacometti

Pair of "Fondation Maeght" Side Chairs

Pair of "Fondation Maeght" Side Chairs

Estimate:

250,000

to
- 350,000 USD

Lot sold:

1,133,200

USD

Diego Giacometti

Pair of "Fondation Maeght" Side Chairs


circa 1965

patinated bronze, suede upholstery

36 ½ x 17 x 18 ½ in. (92.7 x 43.2 x 47 cm) each 

Overall in excellent condition. This sleek pair of chairs designed for the Fondation Maeght retains the integrity of the patinated bronze elements in well-preserved condition. The patinated bronze surfaces present with minor surface irregularities which are inherent to the making and characteristic of the artist’s practice. When viewed in person, the bronze elements present with beautiful and subtle green and brown hues which add depth and three-dimensionality to the work. The recessed areas of the bronze present with occasional and very minute verdigris marks, consistent with age and not visually distracting. The patinated iron surfaces present very well overall, with some scattered areas of losses and discoloration to the patina which are not visually distracting. The iron with some scattered and light oxidation and rust marks throughout, consistent with age and not visually distracting. The later suede upholstery is in excellent condition. An elegant and beautifully preserved pair of this rare chair model by Diego Giacometti. 


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 by Mrs. Katarina Elizabeth Kornfeld-Christeler, Switzerland
Thence by descent to Mrs. Felicitas Kornfeld
Galerie L'Arc en Seine, Paris
Acquired from the above, 2016
Michel Butor and Jean Vincent, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1985, pp. 59 and 154-155
Daniel Marchesseau, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1986, pp. 70-71
Françoise Francisci, Diego Giacometti, Catalogue de l'œuvre, vol. I, Paris, 1986, pl. 71