Description: the hinged top opening to reveal twelve bottle divisions with brass carrying handles to the sides and an ivory escutcheon
Dimensions: 63cm. high, 53.5cm. wide, 41cm. deep; 2ft.¾in, 1ft. 9¼in., 1ft. 4in.
Condition Report: The figured top is faded. There is movement to the timber and there are old marks, scratches and patches. The interior is sound. Lifting to veneers and losses to boxwood stringing. The base, with lifting to mouldings, loss to cock beading and crude repair to front leg which has resulted in a slightly unsteady stance.
"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."
Saleroom Notice: This lot contains ivory. US regulations restrict the import of elephant ivory and prohibit the import of African elephant ivory. Sotheby's will not assist buyers with the shipment of this lot into the US. The estimate for this lot should read: £800 - 1200 and not £800 - 12,000 as stated in the printed catalogue.
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