Lot 1318: A PAIR OF PARCEL-GILT ROSEWOOD PARQUETRY AND MARQUETRY MEUBLES D'APPUI 19TH CENTURY, INCORPORATING LOUIS XIV PANELS |
October 26, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: the red mottled marble top above a cupboard door fitted with two shelves
These meubles d'appui are in good condition, with marks and scratches consistent with age and use. The marble tops with marks and scratches consistent with age and use. The giltwood frieze on both is worn in places and presents minor chipping. One cabinet with minor restorations to the front door panel veneer and floral marquetry, with old woodworm holes that have been filled. One short horizontal shrinking crack to the bottom right corner of the front panel, and one short vertical one to the opposite end. The lock was once forced open, the wood border bearing light signs of this. The other cabinet with similar integrated restorations and sparse shrinking cracks, and one minor lifting to veneer on the left return. Both cabinets with traces of woodworm which appears to be no longer active.
"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: 105cm. high, 91cm. wide, 37cm. deep; 3ft. 5¼in., 3ft., 1ft. 2½in.
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