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Carlo Bugatti

Desk and Chair

Property from a Private Manhattan Collector

Carlo Bugatti

Carlo Bugatti

Desk and Chair

Desk and Chair

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Property from a Private Manhattan Collector

Carlo Bugatti

Desk and Chair


circa 1900

ebonized walnut, vellum, embossed copper, pewter, bone

desk: 38 ½ x 25 x 19 ¾ (97.8 x 63.5 x 50.2 cm)

chair: 35 ⅜ x 12 x 17 ¾ in. (89.9 x 30.5 x 45.1 cm)

Overall in very good condition. The wood is stable and in age-appropriate condition overall and presents with faint scratches throughout as well as small abrasions and minute indentations concentrated to the edges and corners. The vellum is in well-preserved, age-appropriate condition and presents with faint scratches throughout as well as very minor discoloration, small abrasions and raised grain. The edges and corners of the vellum surfaces with rare instances of visible glue, not visually distracting. The copper decorations are stable with slight lifting concentrated to the corners, and present with light oxidation throughout, consistent with age. The fabric tassels present with some loose threads but are stable. The inlaid pieces are overall stable with slightly raised areas, not visually distracting. The six desk drawers are in overall good working condition and present with pulls potentially of a later replacement.


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.

Philippe Dejean and Nadine Coleno, Carlo - Rembrandt - Ettore - Jean Bugatti, Nancy, 1981, p. 37