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Of Royal and Noble Descent

by Sotheby's

January 19, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT

London, United Kingdom

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Lot 355: A CHINESE EXPORT BLACK AND GILT LACQUERED CABINET, 19TH CENTURY |

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A CHINESE EXPORT BLACK AND GILT LACQUERED CABINET, 19TH CENTURY |
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Estimate: £500 - £700

Description: the panelled top above a pair of doors enclosing an architectural interior with various drawers, latticework panels and painted with script, the sides with carrying handles, losses

Condition Report: This attractive cabinet is in reasonable original condition. There are overall marks and scratches and some lifting to the lacquer with overall losses, most notably to two areas on the top panel and borders. The interior is in very good condition, with occasional marks and scratches, and some incipient lifting to the door panels, as visible from the catalogue photograph. Two drawers with part of handles missing. There were two further doors to the interior which have come loose but are sold with the cabinet and could be replaced with the help of a professional. The key escutcheon is tarnished with a secure lifting on the central strap.
"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: 57.5cm. high, 57.5cm. wide, 32.5cm. deep; 1ft. 10¾in., 1ft. 10¾in., 1ft. ¾in.

 
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