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Lot 1255: A DANISH ROCOCO GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED PARCEL-GILT WALNUT AND CARVED GILTWOOD BOMBÉ COMMODE COPENHAGEN, CIRCA 1760, ATTRIBUTED TO MATTHIAS ORTMANN |
26 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: with a later mottled white marble top above three drawers
A decorative piece in overall fair conserved condition, with minor marks and scratches consistent with age and use. The gilt decoration refreshed. The sides with shrinkage as expected. The mounts possibly with some replacements; one bronze chute loose. There are traces of old woodworm which appears to be no longer active. Overall with minor loses to carved detail and some veneers. A handsome piece that would benefit from further attention.
"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.
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Provenance: Bruun Rasmussen, Copenhagen, 8 December 1976, lot 628
Dimensions: 84.5cm. high, 74cm. wide, 38cm. deep; 2ft. 9in., 2ft. 5in., 1ft. 3in.