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Lot 1205: AN ITALIAN EBONY AND PIETRE DURE CABINET ON STAND 19TH CENTURY, INCORPORATING EARLIER PANELS |
26 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: the cabinet inlaid with various hard stones, amethyst and marbles, the central arched doorway opening to reveal a single cavity with four triggers to each internal side opening the flanking eight short drawers, the returns with geometric hardstone patterning
This cabinet is in very good condition, with only minor marks and scratches consistent with age and use. There are a few hairline cracks to the ebonised veneer. Both columns show some movement; the capital of the left one is detached but secure. The piece is ready to be placed.
"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: cabinet: 59cm. high, 52cm. wide, 26cm. deep; 1ft. 11in., 1ft. 8½in., 10¼in.; base: 65cm. high, 70cm. wide, 33cm. deep; 2ft. 1½in., 2ft. 3½in., 1ft. 1in.