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Diego Giacometti

Pair of "Pommeaux de Canne" Armchairs

Property from an Important New York Collection

Diego Giacometti

Diego Giacometti

Pair of "Pommeaux de Canne" Armchairs

Pair of "Pommeaux de Canne" Armchairs

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Diego Giacometti

Pair of "Pommeaux de Canne" Armchairs


circa 1963

patinated bronze, leather upholstery

one armchair impressed Diego and monogrammed DG

32 x 20½ x 22 in. (81.2 x 52 x 55.8 cm) each

Overall in very good condition. The patinated bronze surfaces present with a superb and complex dark brown patina, with scattered areas of faint discoloration partially revealing a beautiful golden bronze undersurface. As pictured in the catalogue photography, the top of each “pommeau de canne” exhibits slightly more pronounced discoloration to the dark patina. The patinated bronze surfaces present with minor surface irregularities inherent to the making and to the artist’s technique. The sides of each chair and central orbs with minor and scattered verdigris marks consistent with age. Two of the bronze seams connecting the armrests to the backrest have recently been sensitively stabilized and reattached by a professional restorer to ensure stability and functionality of the chairs. The front legs exhibit some very minor bending backwards, not affecting stability or functionality. The leather upholstery presents with signs of age as well as occasional stains, some light creasing and light scratches concentrated to the seat of one chair. An iconic form by Diego Giacometti offered here as a pair in functional condition. 


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.

Diego Giacometti, exh. cat., The Greenberg Gallery, St. Louis and Marisa del Re Gallery, New York, 1985, p. 24
Michel Butor and Jean Vincent, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1985, p. 123
Michel Butor, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1986, p. 54
Françoise Francisci, Diego Giacometti, Catalogue de l'oeuvre, vol. I, Paris, 1986, p. 73
Jacqueline Von Sprecher, Diego Giacometti tritt aus dem Schatten, Zürich, 2007, p. 105
Daniel Marchesseau, Diego Giacometti Sculpteur de meubles, Paris, 2018, pp. 54 and 174-175