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Lot 236: A RARE NASRID OR POST-NASRID CHAIR, ANDALUSIA, LATE 15TH/16TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: of curving x-frame, set with ivory and bone, silver and hardwoods of varying colours inlaid in a micromosaic geometric stellar design along the wood frames, with a leather seat and back-rest set with metal pins
In generally good condition, the design strong, with some minor old wood worm damage (as noticed on the legs and reverse), some damage to tesserae, resulting in some losses, notably to arms, some nicks, particularly at joints, the leather seat and backrest later replacements, as viewed.
"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: 101 by 71.5 by 47cm.
Saleroom Notice: This lot contains ivory. US regulations restrict the import of elephant ivory and prohibit the import of African elephant ivory. Sotheby's will not assist buyers with the shipment of this lot into the US.