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Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann

"Bibol Gonse" Corner Cabinet, Model No. NR2432

Estimate:

40,000 - 60,000 USD

Property from the Collection of Dr. Stephen E. Kelly

Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann

Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann

"Bibol Gonse" Corner Cabinet, Model No. NR2432

"Bibol Gonse" Corner Cabinet, Model No. NR2432

Estimate:

40,000 - 60,000 USD

Lot sold:

35,280

USD

Property from the Collection of Dr. Stephen E. Kelly

Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann

"Bibol Gonse" Corner Cabinet, Model No. NR2432


circa 1927

ébène de Macassar, silvered metal

impressed Ruhlmann and numbered 2/B

39 1/2 x 50 1/2 x 23 1/2 in. (100.3 x 128.2 x 59.6 cm)

Overall in very good condition. The wooden surfaces have recently been refinished by a professional conservator and present very well overall. The richly figured Macassar ebony surfaces present beautifully, with scattered surface scratches throughout, occasional minor abrasions and crazing to the wood concentrated to the edges and corners. The upper, proper left corner of the console with two areas of minor loss to the Macassar ebony veneer, each measuring approximately 1 x 1 inch and 1/4 x 1/4 inch. The wooden surfaces with occasional and minor hairline separations at the seams and joints consistent with age (stable). The edges and corners of the piece present with evidence of some occasional prior restorations and areas of in-painting which are not visually distracting. The shelving areas with more concentrated scratches and discolorations to the wooden surfaces consistent with gentle use. The silvered metal handles in very good condition overall with very light pitting consistent with age which is not visible unless closely inspected. The drawers are in functional condition. A rare and chic model by Ruhlmann in very good condition which exhibits his superlative use of Macassar ebony.


 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.

Commissioned directly from the artist by the Bibol Family
Millon & Associés, Paris, November 25, 1999, lot 162
Laurent Negro, Château de Gourdon, France
Christie's Paris, Les Collections du Château de Gourdon, March 30, 2011, lot 385
Acquired from the above
Florence Camard, Ruhlmann: Master of Art Deco, New York, 1984, p. 161 (for the model in the Gonse interior, Paris, 1927)
Florence Camard, Ruhlmann, Paris, 2009, p. 334 (for the present lot illustrated)