Description: rosewood, satinwood
Dimensions: 17.5cm. high, 35cm. wide, 21cm. deep; 7in., 1ft. 1¾in., 8¼in.
Condition Report: An interesting and decorative pair of book carriers in reasonable condition. The brasses are slightly tarnished but completely intact. There is some minor bleaching to the timber caused by sun damage. the surface has some staining and old marks caused by water as to be expected form age and use. There are some further old marks and scratches commensurate 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.
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 endangered species. Sotheby's recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. For example, US regulations restrict or prohibit the import of certain items to protect wildlife conservation. Please note that Sotheby's will not assist buyers with the shipment of this lot to the US. A buyer's inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation.
Provenance: Most probably purchased by The Hon. Charlotte Fitzroy, Viscountess Dungannon (1767 – 1828) for Brynkinalt Hall, Denbighshire during her extensive remodelling of the house in the first quarter of the 19υth century;
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Thence by descent.