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Lot 1307: A PAIR OF ITALIAN PALE BLUE AND IVORY LACQUERED AND CARVED GILTWOOD MIRRORS AND CONSOLE TABLES THE MIRRORS PIEDMONTESE, LATE 18TH CENTURY, THE CONSOLE TABLES IN NEO-CLASSICAL STYLE |
26 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: with a later rectangular plate formerly fitted for electricity; some refreshment to painted decoration; together with a pair of pale blue, ivory painted and parcel-gilt console tables, with rectangular marmo conchiglia tops
In overall good conserved condition. Mirrors They are both a bit dirty and would benefit from a light clean according to taste. There are some very minor losses to the carving, gilding and lacquer decoration which are not too noticeable. There were possible previous fixings on top of the plinth on the cresting. Some of the carving has been strengthened on the reverse. The console tables The marbles are most attractive with some miniscule chips, pitting and infill which is not too noticeable.There are also some very minor scratches to the tops. There are some scattered age cracks to the bases and hairline construction cracks but these are not too noticeable. There is evidence of old minor worm which appears to be no longer active. There are old very minor marks and chips to the decoration which can easily be touched up. There is a horizontal hairline crack in the blocks above the legs of one table but this doesn't detract from the piece. There are also some construction cracks at joints. The tables have been reblocked.The front right leg when facing on the smaller table is leaning slightly inwards and may need some minor attention. Triangular shaped repair to the rear right corner of one marble top.
"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: consoles: 91cm high., 106cm wide., 53cm deep; 2ft. 11¾in., 3ft. 5¾in., 1ft. 8¾in., the other 93.5cm high., 106cm wide., 52.5cm deep; 3ft. ¾in., 3ft. 5¾in., 1ft. 8¾in; Mirrors: 155.5cm. high., 115cm. wide., 14cm. deep; 5ft. 1¼in., 3ft. 9¼in., 5½in., the other: 153cm. high., 113.5cm. wide. 14cm. deep; 5ft ¼in., 3ft. 8¾in., 5½in.