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Maria Pergay

"Flying Carpet" Daybed

Estimate:

70,000

to
- 100,000 USD

Property From a Private Manhattan Collection

Maria Pergay

Maria Pergay

"Flying Carpet" Daybed

"Flying Carpet" Daybed

Estimate:

70,000

to
- 100,000 USD

Lot sold:

94,500

USD

Property From a Private Manhattan Collection

Maria Pergay

"Flying Carpet" Daybed


circa 1970

stainless steel, leather upholstery

16 1/4 x 117 3/4 x 39 3/8 in. (41.2 x 300 x 100 cm)

Overall in very good condition. An iconic form by Maria Pergay, the “Flying Carpet” Daybed presents with spectacular scale when viewed in person and is a testament to the artist’s unique vision in metal. The metal presents with very light surface scratches and scuff marks throughout consistent with gentle use, as well as rare and spotty minute paint marks. The edges of the metal surfaces with occasional and shallow indentations and very small abrasions, not visually distracting. The leather upholstery has recently been reconditioned by a professional conservator and presents with a rich, dark red color when viewed in person. The leather presents with light surface scratches, occasional faint discoloration spots and gentle creasing throughout consistent with age and gentle use. One side of the cushion with a small abrasion to the leather measuring approximately 1 ¼ in long. Please note that one of the four casters is missing. Please feel welcome to contact the 20th century design department for additional images.


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.

Private Collection, New York
Sotheby's New York, July 30, 1996, lot 657
Private Collection, New York
Sotheby's New York, November 16, 2007, lot 110
Acquired from the above by the present owner
"Un événement dans le mobilier contemporain, l'acier inoxydable," Plaisir de France, January 1969, p. 45
"Market Spotlight:  Beautiful Steel," Interior Design, July 1970, p. 62
Suzanne Demisch, Maria Pergay: Between Ideas and Design, Verona, 2006, pp. 29, 32, 37, 140, and 142
Patrick Favardin and Guy Bloch-Champfort, Les Décorateurs des années 60-70, Paris, 2007, p. 12
Suzanne Demisch and Stephane Danant, Maria Pergay: Complete Works 1957-2010, Bologna, 2011, cover, pl. 15 and preceding double page and pl. 30