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    Paul Rudolph (American, 1918-1997)
    Sofa from the Rudolph Penthouse, 23 Beekman Place, circa 1975
    Enameled steel, leather
    25 x 96 x 33-1/2 inches (63.5 x 243.8 x 85.1 cm)

    Paul Rudolph Penthouse, 23 Beekman Place, New York;
    Collection of Michael and Gabrielle Boyd.

    M. Webb, Modernist Paradise: Niemeyer House, Boyd Collection. New York , 2007, p.190.

    Among architect Paul Rudolph's most ambitious projects was the penthouse he designed for himself at 23 Beekman Place in New York City. The triplex was an experiemental structure formed of dozens of levels and spaces, with custom furniture designed by Rudolph for use throughtout the house. After Rudolphs death, the house was bought by leading 20th century design and architecture collectors and experts Michael and Gabrielle Boyd, who began restoring the house. This custom sofa remained in the Boyd's personal collection for many years.

    Condition Report*: Overall good condition and structurally sound, with scattered minor losses to enamel throughout, and wear to leather upholstery consistent with moderate use.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2020
    13th Tuesday
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