Description: upholstered with Louis XVI, Aubusson, genre tapestry, circa 1780 (and later), en suite with the previous lot
Dimensions: 175cm. wide; 5ft. 9in.
Condition Report: This decorative sofa is in reasonable conserved condition. The paint is overall distressed with flaking and losses. The underside is re-blocked. The front left leg with two breaks in need of attention. Ball feet chipped in places. One secure and restored break to the right armrest. Chips to some raised/carved detail. There are traces of woodworm which appears to be no longer active. The Aubusson genre tapestry, circa 1780, integrated with later weaving, tears and restorations. Would benefit from some workshop attention and the upholstery with a gentle clean.
"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."
Provenance: Sotheby's London, Important French Furniture, 26 June 1987, lot 118.
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