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We just inherited a large bronze chair with a woman carved into it. It appears to be that of Rupert Carabin. How can we tell if it is a replica?

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It is approx. 6 ft high with the naked back side of a woman on the back of the chair

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Cats as the arms

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Antique Expert: Nora, Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary replied 7 months ago
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Antique Expert: Nora, Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary replied 7 months ago

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Antique Expert: Nora, Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary replied 7 months ago

Hello,

Thank you for the image.

Is there a signature and/or foundry mark on this?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I cannot seem to locate one
Antique Expert: Nora, Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary replied 7 months ago

Thank you for checking

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Do artists ALWAYS sign their designs even on bronze?
Antique Expert: Nora, Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary replied 7 months ago

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Antique Expert: AppraiserJM, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 7 months ago
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Hi, my name is*****'m a certified appraiser and I'd be happy to help.

This is a metal replica of a wooden chair by Carabin, which is held in the Musee d'Orsay.

The question here is whether this is an authorized coy by Carabin, or whether it's a recreation/reproduction by another source. I'm going into the resource materials now to try to determine that, and I"ll be back to you shortly.

Jennifer

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Antique Expert: AppraiserJM, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 7 months ago

Carabin did not make this in bronze, only the original wood. Additionally, all of his bronze works are signed, or stamped with his cipher, and additionally have a foundry mark. His sculptural works were typically quite small--all of his larger works, such as chairs, were done in wood.

So this is a reproduction by a third party, created after the chair in the Musee d'Orsay, likely in the mid 20th century.

after Carabin

Chair with Bound Nude

Cast bronze

mid 20th century

Appraised fair market value: $6,000.00 - $8,000.00

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Antique Expert: AppraiserJM, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 7 months ago

I see that this question remains "open." How can I help you further? I strive to always provide five-star service.

I am happy to continue to work with you until you are completely satisfied.

Sincerely,

Jennifer

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
All good and thank you
Antique Expert: AppraiserJM, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 7 months ago

You're welcome! I'd appreciate your rating when possible.

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