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Lot 1297: A NEAR PAIR OF VICTORIAN STATUARY MARBLE AND VIOLET BROCATELLE CHIMNEYPIECES, LATE 19TH CENTURY |
26 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Gallery inspection recommended. Installed dimensions larger 131.5cm high, 183cm. wide, 33.5cm. deep. Smaller 127cm. high, 181.75cm. wide, 34.5cm. deep. There are variations to the designs of each which are evident from the catalogue photograph. Mantelpiece lower on one. Bothe would benefit from a deep clean. The chimneypieces have endured fractures and losses to the moulded and carved and inset elements during removal. The smaller example is slightly more complex to install; there is a loss to the coloured inset marble to the frieze and inset border around the frieze and the inset border around the fireplace. Each side with evidence of former installation. Each with repairs and consolidation and residue of cement beds to carcass of each which was used to ensure they were safe for use. Professional instalment necessary.
"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: larger approximately 129cm. high, 183cm. wide, 35cm. deep; 4ft. 2¾in., 5ft. 10in., 1ft. 1¾in.