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Royère, Jean
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Royère, Jean

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"Étoile" Dining Table from the Dumont Residence, France
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medium

Straw marquetry, sapele

creator

Royère, Jean

condition

Overall very good condition. The table has been sensitively conserved by a professional conservator to ensure the original integrity of the materials has been maintained. When viewed in person, the straw marquetry presents with a beautifully varied palette of ebony, chestnut, amber, blonde, and mahogany hues, imparting the surface of the table with great dynamism and visual interest. The straw surface presents with a soft lustre which is not fully captured in the catalogue illustration. The charming straw motifs accent the strongly linear decoration of the marquetry with some executed with orange and green straw. The straw marquetry surface with some occasional minor areas where the straw has been sensitively replaced. The marquetry surface with occasional scattered extremely minor surface scratches consistent with age and gentle. The edges of the table top with a few extremely minor and shallow dents and abrasions, only visible upon close inspection. This table is accompanied by a contemporary glass top (not illustrated in the catalogue). A highly functional and exemplary piece from Royere’s “Etoile” series displaying exceptional coloration to the straw marquetry and strong sculptural presence. 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.

dimensions

29 3/4  in. (75.6 cm) high47 3/8  in. (120.3 cm) diameter

literature

Madeleine Rolland, "Esoterisme des lignes," Mobilier et Décoration, no. 6, July 1960, p. 40 (for the present lot illustrated in the Dumont interior) Jean Royère décorateur à Paris, exh. cat., Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 1999, p. 72 (for the present lot illustrated in the Dumont interior) Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean Royère, Paris, 2002, pp. 242-243 (for a variant of the model) Galerie Jacques Lacoste and Galerie Patrick Seguin, Jean Royère, Paris, 2012, Vol. I, pp. 164-166, 216-208, Vol. II, pp. 67 (for variants of the model)

provenance

Dumont Family, France, 1958 Thence by descent

time_period

1958

time_range_end

1958

time_range_start

1958

consignmentDesignation

Property from a Private European Collection


*Note that the price is not recalculated to the current value, but refers to the actual final price at the time the product was sold.

*Note that the price is not recalculated to the current value, but refers to the actual final price at the time the product was sold.


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