Description: the reverse of each with a paper label The Property of F. C. Bentinck / 16 Mansfield Street
Dimensions: 85.5cm. high, 121.5cm. wide, 42.5cm. deep; 2ft. 10½in., 3ft. 11¾in.,1ft. 4¾in.
Condition Report: These have been re-gilt and the surface with some residual dirt which would clean up nicely. Exposed gesso and timber and there are losses to the carving which is of some quality. The attractive marble tops, probably later, have minor rim chips and both are applied with slate blocks to the underside to re-enforce repaired breaks and the tables have been adapted to make them shallower in depth. Whilst in distressed country house condition, they will be superb when restored.
"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: Formerly in the collection of William George Frederick Cavendish-Bentinck (d. 1948) at 16 Mansfield Street;
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by decent to his son Ferdinand Cavendish-Bentinck, 8th Duke of Portland (1889-1980);
by descent to his brother Victor Cavendish-Bentinck, 9th Duke of Portland (1897-1990);
Thence by descent