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Paul Dupré-Lafon

Desk Set

Paul Dupré-Lafon

Paul Dupré-Lafon

Desk Set

Desk Set

Authenticity guarantee

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Paul Dupré-Lafon

Desk Set

circa 1940s

comprising a desk pad, pen cup, ink blotter, pair of scissors and letter opener

produced by Hermès, Paris

leather, stainless steel, mirrored glass

each element signed or impressed with the producer's marks

desk pad: 19 5/8 x 13 3/4 in. (49.7 x 34.9 cm)

Overall in very good condition. This set comprises a desk pad, pen cup, ink blotter, pair of scissors and letter opener. The leather surfaces are in age-appropriate condition throughout and present with light surface scratches, minor edge abrasions and wear throughout consistent with use. The metal surfaces with light surface scratches. The desk pad with a black ink mark measuring approximately 1 inch long. The underside of the desk blotter with a small tear and large stain consistent with 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.

Thierry Couvrat Desvergnes, Paul Dupré-Lafon: Décorateur des Millionnaires, Paris, 1990, pp. 134 and 182 (for period photographs of related models)