October 26, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Lot 1244: A DANISH ROCOCO GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED WALNUT AND CARVED GILTWOOD BOMBE COMMODE ATTRIBUTED TO MATTHIAS ORTMANN, COPENHAGEN CIRCA 1760 |(64 views)
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Description: with three drawers, restorations
This decorative commode is in reasonable conserved condition. The top, probably associated, with losses to varnish. The parcel gilding has been re-gilt throughout, and there are loses and flaking in places, namely to apron, leg and top drawer. The carved detail to the border beneath the top has been lost as a result of the re-gilding which could be improved. Both gilt-bronze handles of upper drawer are detached but present, as is one of the bottom drawer. Part of one chute and one lower mount to corner are also detached but also present. The sides display age-related shrinkage and signs of old woodworm which appears to be no longer active. The colour is uneven and slightly faded to the right hand side. The back with inventory number C. 139. Overall, displaying old marks and scratches consistent with age and use.
"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: 78cm. high, 66cm. wide, 45cm. deep; 2ft. 6¾in., 2ft. 2in., 1ft. 5¾in.
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