Pair of Armchairs
Pair of Armchairs
each with a sliding and adjustable seat and backrest
walnut, brass, velvet fabric upholstery
each with the artist's impressed monogram
33 7/8 x 24 1/2 x 28 1/2 in. (86 x 62 x 72 cm) each, upright
Overall in excellent condition. As pictured in the catalogue photography, this ingenious form by Eugène Printz includes a sliding mechanism under each chair which is in working condition. The wooden surfaces appear to have been reconditioned at some point in the history of the chairs to revitalize the rich appearance of the wood. The wooden surfaces present with light scratches throughout as well as minor scuff marks and light abrasions concentrated to the feet and armrests consistent with gentle use. The finish with occasional and isolated areas of light discoloration. The base of one armchair presents with a fine hairline to the wood measuring approximately 3 inches wide which is stable. The brass elements with light oxidation throughout consistent with age. The later velvet upholstery is in very good condition overall with some very minor and isolated areas of rubbing to the fabric consistent with gentle use.
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.
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