Description: one with a moulded mottled veined liver grey, white and peach marble top the other with a veined green, white and liver marble top, re-gilt, with slight variation in the carving and construction
Dimensions: One: 91.5cm. high, 128cm. wide, 50.5cm .deep; 3ft., 4ft. 2½in., 1ft. 8in.; the other: 85cm high., 127cm wide., 58.5cm deep; 2ft. 9½in., 4ft. 2in., 1ft. 11in.
Condition Report: In overall good conserved condition.Colour of gilding slightly darker and less yellow and more natural and attractive than in the catalogue photograph. Attractive detail to the carving. Hairline construction cracks at the joints which are commensurate with age and can be left. One very minor scroll at the rear of one stretcher appears to have been restored. Miniscule chips along rear edge of marble tops which do not detract from the piece and are hardly noticeable.
"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: Probably one of the pair was sold Christie's, London, 4th July 1996, lot 237;
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both acquired from Mallett Antiques, London.