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Lot 143: A FRENCH IVORY AND BONE DRESSING MIRROR, DIEPPE,
MID-19TH CENTURY |
January 19, 2017
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: the top of the mirror with the royal coat-of-arms of King Christian IV of Denmark and Norway, the base with a portrait medallion of the King and flanked by his cipher, above two drawers
This exquisitely carved dressing mirror is in very good condition, with minor marks and scratches consistent with age and use. There are a few darkened areas and some yellowing consistent with age, together with very minor chips and some secure cracks. A delicate piece that is nonetheless of very sound construction.
"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: 86cm. high, 64cm. wide, 58cm. deep; 2frt. 10in., 2ft. 1in, 1ft. 10in.
Saleroom Notice: This lot contains ivory. Due to recent changes in the laws of many countries (e.g. US, France) Sotheby's recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. For example, US regulations restrict the import of elephant ivory and prohibit the import of African elephant ivory. Please note that Sotheby's will not assist buyers with the shipment of this lot into the US. A buyer's inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation.