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Ernest Boiceau

"Tulipes" Rug

Estimate:

100,000

to
- 150,000 USD

Property from an Important Pennsylvania Collection

Ernest Boiceau

Ernest Boiceau

"Tulipes" Rug

"Tulipes" Rug

Estimate:

100,000

to
- 150,000 USD

Lot sold:

478,800

USD

Property from an Important Pennsylvania Collection

Ernest Boiceau

"Tulipes" Rug


circa 1929

hand-woven Point de Cornely wool

with woven signature EBoiceau

313 1/4 x 155 1/2 in. (795.6 x 395 cm)

Overall in very good condition. The rug presents with extraordinary scale and a vivid color palette when viewed firsthand. The wool is in age-appropriate condition overall and presents with occasional faint discolorations and sun fading throughout, as well as scattered minor loose threads to the fabric consistent with gentle use. The wool with small and occasional impressions to the wool, likely from prior contact with furniture. Upon closer inspection, the piece presents with occasional and scattered evidence of prior and sensitive restorations to the wool surface. This important rug by Ernest Boiceau with illustrious provenance was executed in the artist’s celebrated Pointe de Cornely technique.


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 Diane Tate and Marian Hall, circa 1929

Collection of Andy Warhol, Paris, circa 1970

Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 1994

Galerie Eric Philippe, ed., Collections, Paris, 2021, pp. 70-71 (for the present lot illustrated)

Sotheby's would like to thank Mr. Eric Philippe for his assistance with the cataloguing of this lot.