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Jean Prouvé

"Visiteur" Armchair

Property from the Pinnacle Art Collection

Jean Prouvé

Jean Prouvé

"Visiteur" Armchair

"Visiteur" Armchair

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Property from the Pinnacle Art Collection

Jean Prouvé

"Visiteur" Armchair


circa 1947

model no. FV 11

produced by Ateliers Jean Prouvé, Nancy, France

oak, birch plywood, enameled steel, fabric upholstery

38 x 27½ x 36 in. (96.5 x 69.8 x 91.4 cm)

Overall in very good condition. The wooden surfaces throughout present with minor surface scratches, abrasions, general age-appropriate wear and discoloration consistent with age and use. The chair throughout with areas of scattered house paint marks concentrated to the edges of the wood. The proper left side with slightly more pronounced sun fading to the wooden surfaces. The proper right wooden armrest with some very minor looseness, not affecting stability or functionality. The ball-shaped footpads with evidence of age, two of which present with stable hairline cracks to the wood. The metal surfaces appear to have been repainted at some point in their history, and present with scattered small losses to the enamel throughout concentrated to the two front legs, with corresponding oxidation to the metal undersurface. The cushions appear to be a later replacement and present with scattered faint discoloration, age-appropriate wear and light surface soiling concentrated to the edges.


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.

DeLorenzo 1950 Gallery, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1993

 

Jousse Seguin and Enrico Navarra, Jean Prouvé, Paris, 1998, vol. 2, p. 56
Peter Sulzer, Jean Prouvé: Œuvre Complète/Complete WorksVolume 2: 1934-1944, Basel, 2005, pp. 292-293
Galerie Patrick Seguin, Jean ProuvéVolume 2, Paris, 2007, pp. 270 and 286