Description: boxwood and ebony strung, the frieze drawer with silvered metal handles flanked by dummy drawers, above a pair of concave doors, flanked by further doors enclosing two detachable shelves
Dimensions: 91.5cm. high, 126.5cm wide, 45cm. deep; 3ft., 4ft. 1¾in., 1ft. 5¾in.
Condition Report: This smart chiffonier is in very good conserved condition. There are old minor marks and scratches consistent with age and use. The lock on the frieze drawer has been substituted at some point. The dummy drawer of the right external door is missing its gilt-brass key escutcheon, and also displays traces of restoration to an age-related crack to the veneer. Other restorations are visible on the front convex doors and on the left external door, where shrinkage and possible lifting to the veneer have been secured.
"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: With Mallett, London
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