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Jean Royère

Sofa

Estimate:

80,000

to
- 120,000 USD

Property from a New York Private Collection

Jean Royère

Jean Royère

Sofa

Sofa

Estimate:

80,000

to
- 120,000 USD

Lot sold:

88,200

USD

Property from a New York Private Collection

Jean Royère

Sofa


circa 1948

oak, bouclé wool upholstery

29 x 78 1/4 x 35 in. (66 x 198 x 85 cm)

Overall in very good condition. This rare sofa design presents with a superb oak structure in well-maintained condition overall and with a variegated wood grain. The wooden surfaces present with light surface scratches and scuffing concentrated to the armrests and legs, as well as minor indentations, knicks and abrasions concentrated to the lower edges and corners of the legs, consistent with gentle use. The cushions have recently been professionally reupholstered in beautiful boucle fabric which is in excellent condition overall. The cushions are supported by fabric webbing straps which are all in stable condition and present with some light, age-appropriate wear and areas of light discoloration, not visible when the cushions are in place. A very chic and elegant sofa by Jean Royère. 


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.

Gallery 1950, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Galerie Jacques Lacoste and Galerie Patrick Seguin, eds., Jean Royère: Volume 1, Paris, 2012, p. 254 (for a period photograph of the model in a villa in Thonon-les-Bains, circa 1950)