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Jean Royère

Pair of Sconces

Estimate:

25,000

to
- 35,000 USD

Property from an American Private Collection

Jean Royère

Jean Royère

Pair of Sconces

Pair of Sconces

Estimate:

25,000

to
- 35,000 USD

Lot sold:

32,760

USD

Property from an American Private Collection
Jean Royère
Pair of Sconces
circa 1955
patinated wrought iron, paper shades
0
16 1/2  x 23 3/4  x 13 1/8  in. (41.9 x 60.3 x 33.3 cm) each

Overall in very good condition. The iron presents with some very minor surface irregularities inherent to the medium and its production. The iron surfaces appear to have been repainted at some point in the history of the piece and present with very light scattered surface scratches, small indentations and abrasions consistent with gentle use. The contemporary paper shades are in excellent condition with very light surface soiling and a few minute surface irregularities only visible upon close inspection. One shade with a small impression measuring approximately ½ inch, not visually distracting. Sotheby's does not guarantee electrical components and suggests having all wiring inspected by a licensed electrician. 


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.

Wolfgang Joop, Paris
Christie's Paris, Collection Wolfgang Joop, Œuvres Choisies: Arts décoratifs du XXè siècle et Photographie, November 26, 2010, lot 116 
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Jean Royère, Décorateur à Paris, exh. cat., Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, October 8, 1999-January 30, 2000, p. 38 (for a period photograph of the model in the home of architect Alfred Bernard, Paris, 1955-1958)
Alessandra Scarpa, ed., Ensembles Mobiliers 1956, Bibliothèque de l'Image, Tours, 2005, pl. 12