Pair of "Berger" Stools
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Property of a Florida Collector
Pair of "Berger" Stools
designed circa 1953
largest: 11 in. (27.9 cm) high, 13 in. (33 cm) diameter
Overall in very good condition. The wooden surfaces have recently been sensitively reconditioned to revitalize the rich quality of the rosewood. The wood presents with light surface scratches, minor abrasions and small indentations particularly concentrated to the edges and legs as consistent with age and gentle use. As visible in the catalogue photography, the seats of both stools are composed of several pieces of wood joined together, the seams of which display slight and stable separation. One stool with a fine hairline crack to the edge of the seat measuring approximately 1 in., which is stable and not visually distracting. The wood with occasional small discolorations and scattered water marks, not visually distracting. The uppermost edges of the legs have recently been professionally superglued to the stool tops to ensure stability and functionality.
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.
Acquired directly from the artist, circa 1970s
Private Collection, Rio de Janeiro
Thence by descent to the present owner
Jacques Barsac, Perriand, Un art d'habiter, Paris, 2005, pp. 400 and 405
Charlotte Perriand, exh. cat., Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2005, pp. 83 and 144
Patrick Favardin, Les Décorateurs des années 50, Paris, 2012, p. 137
Jacques Barsac, Charlotte Perriand, L'œuvre complète, Vol. 2: 1940-1955, Paris, 2015, pp. 349, 443-444, 467, 473 and 515