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Jean Royère

A Rare Center Table

Property from a Private Manhattan Collection

Jean Royère

Jean Royère

A Rare Center Table

A Rare Center Table

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Property from a Private Manhattan Collection

Jean Royère

A Rare Center Table


circa 1947-1948

oak, glass

28 3/4 in. (73 cm) high

57 in. (144.8 cm) diameter

Overall in very good condition. The table is presented with two removable extension leaves. The wooden surfaces appear to have been sensitively reconditioned at some point in the history of the piece to revitalize the rich quality of the oak and presents with a few very minor surface scratches and minor scuffs and nicks, consistent with age and gentle use. The outer edge of the table top with a small surface scratch measuring approximately 3 ½ in., only visible upon close inspection and a very minor wood infill measuring approximately ¼ inch in diameter. The glass top has been replaced in a manner consistent with the original and presents with a few faint surface scratches consistent with gentle use. The feet with some expected light fading and wear consistent with age and gentle use. A rare and early work by Jean Royère in very good condition.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Jacques Lacoste, Paris

Hana Soukupová and Drew Aaron, Greenwich, Connecticut, 2012

Sotheby's New York, December 13, 2017, lot 12

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Galerie Jacques Lacoste and Galerie Patrick Seguin, eds., Jean Royère: Volume 2, Paris, 2012, p. 68 (for a closely related model)


This model is referenced in the Jean Royère archives, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris under no. 547 (for a photograph of the model) and no. 5399 (for a drawing of the model).