A desk set including an inkwell, a blotter and a letter opener, circa 1930
2,000 - 3,000 EUR
Pierre Chareau for Commaille Orfèvre
1883 - 1950
A desk set, circa 1930
Brazilian rosewood and silvered metal
including an inkwell, a blotter and a letter opener,
The letter opener with maker's mark and numbered 3 B3
The blotter with maker's mark and numbered C6
The inkwell with maker's mark and numbered D8
the inkwell : 17 x 17 x 17 cm. ; 6 ¾ x 6 ¾ x 6¾ in.
Pierre Chareau pour Commaille Orfèvre
1883 - 1950
Nécessaire de bureau, vers 1930
palissandre de Rio et métal argenté, comprenant un coupe papier, un buvard et un encrier
Le coupe papier avec le poinçon d'orfèvre et numéroté 3 B3
Le buvard avec le poinçon d'orfèvre et numéroté C6
L'encrier avec le poinçon d'orfèvre et numéroté D8
l'encrier : 17 x 17 x 17 cm ; 6 ¾ x 6 ¾ x 6 ¾ in.
Good overall condition.
The page turner: A large piece of wood is missing on the blade. The metal is oxidised throughout and presents with some scratches.
The ink blotter in good condition. It is slightly bent, the blotter presents with ink marks and the edges are slighlty torn, consistent with normal use. One pen mark on the wood. The underside is slightly oxidised. The top element is slightly wobbly. Instances of wear.
The inkwell is in good condition. Some scratches throughout the metal, the inside is oxidised. One screw is missing on the underside. The wooden base presents with white stains on the underside. All consistent with age and 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. 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.
Esther da Costa Meyer, Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design, catalogue d'exposition, New York, 2016, p. 153