Pierre Chareau, Credenza
38 x 58 3/4 x 16 1/2 in. (96.5 x 149.2 x 41.9 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The mahogany and rosewood surfaces throughout present with scattered surface scratches, abrasions, light crackling, indentations, small chips and surface wear, particularly concentrated to the edges as consistent with age and gentle use. As visible in the catalogue photography the proper right front corner presents with a small loss to the wood measuring approximately 4 x 1 inches, not visually distracting and which may be restored at the buyer’s discretion. The top of the cabinet presents with a small circular dent to the wood, not visually distracting. The wood presents a few fine hairline cracks that appear to have been sensitively stabilized at some point in the history of the piece, as well as other occasional evidence of prior restorations and inpainting, not visually distracting. The wood presents with light surface soiling and occasional discolorations, particularly concentrated to the edges of the shelves and interior. The interior is fitted with two drawers. This lot does not retain its key.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.
Jean Claude Brugnot, Paris
Barry Friedman, New York
Sotheby's New York, December 6, 1997, lot 459
Esther da Costa Meyer, Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design, exh. cat., Jewish Museum, New York, 2016, p. 163