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Fairly good overall condition. Two chips at two angles of the glass top including one more important. One humidity stain on the front of the top, a few scratches consistent with use and some wear to the veneer throughout the top. Drying of the wood throughout the surface and insolation visible on the sycamore and ebonised oak on the sides. The stain to the oak has a more green hue on the right hand side (facing) and more brown on the left. This is assumed to have been due to the atmospheric conditions and is not displeasing or distracting in any way. Some humidity stains on the sycamore on the sides close to the base and on the inside sides. Right side : The drawer with some lengthwise stains, most likely remains of adhesive tape. A few minors dents and scratches on the upper part above the drawer. Minor wear to the veneer close to the ivory handle on drawer. The ivory handle has been broken and is re-glued. One loss of veneer of approximately 2 x 0,5 cm (approximately 10 cm from the base). Left side : The joint at the curve at the top of the left hand front upright is slightly opening and there is a very minor resulting vertical crack to the wood running down the front leg. There is a very small loss to the middle of the sycamore upright at the back (images available on request) Some similar adhesive tape stains on the drawer A few minor scratches on the ebonised oak veneer. A lengthwise humidity stain on the right part of the left side (on approximately 35 cm) "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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
70,5 x 72,5 x 40,8 cm (27 3/4 x 28 1/2 x 16 in.)
Eileen Gray : Designer 1879 - 1976, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, January 23 - April 22, 1979 Eileen Gray, Scottish Art Council Galleries, Edinburgh, June 1979 - July 1979 Eileen Gray : Designer, Museum of Modern Art, New York, February 7- April 1, 1980
Wendingen, 1924, n. 6, p. 16 François Baudot, Eileen Gray, London, 1998, pp. 28, 29 and 76 Peter Adam, Eileen Gray, architect/designer, New York, 2000, p. 152 Philippe Garner, Eileen Gray, design and architecture, 1878-1976, Cologne, 2006, reproduced p. 81 Peter Adam, Eileen Gray, her life and work, London, 2009, reproduced p. 175 Peter Adam, Eileen Gray, sa vie, son oeuvre, Paris, 2012, reproduced p. 34 Eileen Gray, exhibition catalogue, Centre Pompidou, Paris, February 20 - May 20 2013, pp. 74 and 160 Jennifer Goff, Eileen Gray, Her Work and Her World, Sallins, 2015, p. 212
Eileen Gray, Paris Sotheby's Monaco, Collection Eileen Gray, May 25, 1980, lot 257
1879 - 1976