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Lot 1175: A GEORGE III ROSEWOOD BANDED SATINWOOD SERPENTINE CHEST OF DRAWERS, CIRCA 1780 |
26 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: boxwood and ebony strung with four graduated drawers, the top drawer with a baize brushing slide and formerly with a fitted interior, restorations
In good restored condition. The handles have been replaced. Some banding and cockbeading replaced. Top with fillet beneath moulded edge presumably to address warping. With some minor water marks and old marks and scratches commensurate with age and use. The bracket feet have been reblocked.
"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."
Dimensions: 82cm. high, 90cm. wide, 58cm. deep; 2ft 8¼in., 2ft. 11¼in., 1ft. 11in.
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