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Lot 1064: A PAIR OF CHINESE EXPORT REVERSE PAINTED GLASS MIRRORS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY |
26 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: each in a contemporary Chinese Export carved giltwood frame
A highly decorative pair in a pleasingly distressed condition with typical wear, discoloration and losses to the reverse painted glass - particularly to the silvering - consistent with age and use. They do not appear to be cut from a larger panel - although due to fixing it is impossible to see the edges of each glass plate. The original giltwood frames with movement to the joints and cracks at these points, chips and losses, also consistent with age and use. Both paintings are of very fine quality.
"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.
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Dimensions: 48cm. high, 35.5cm wide; 1ft. 7in., 1ft. 2in.