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Lot 1215: AN ITALIAN POLYCHROME LACQUERED AND CARVED WOODEN CRADLE, VENICE CIRCA 1770 |
26 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: with a green painted tôle liner with a handle at each end, the detachable pierced base with a shaped apron on cabriole legs
In overall good conserved condition. Good colour match with the catalogue photograph.Some minor retouching to the lacquer. Old minor marks, chips and scratches commensurate with age and normal usage and some flaking inside.The tole liner is later and has a hole for water drainage. Evidence old woodworm which appears to be no longer active. There are some scattered small circular stains as visible from the catalogue photograph which could be scorch marks. There are some hairline construction cracks and scattered very minor age cracks as visible from the catalogue photograph.
"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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Provenance: Private American Collection.
Dimensions: 94cm. high, 132cm. wide, 60cm. deep; 3ft. 1in., 4ft. 4in., 1ft. 11½in.