Lot 155: A PAIR OF VENETIAN STYLE CARVED GILTWOOD AND POLYCHROME PAINTED GUÉRIDONS A TRESPOLO 19TH CENTURY |
January 19, 2017
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: the serpentine tops on a shaped apron decorated with c- and s-scrolls, the baluster stem in the form of a moretto, on a tripod base carved with rocaille and acanthus scrolls
Both with marks and scratches consistent with age; both tops in distressed but stable condition , having lost their central decoration. Both with overall losses and chips to the giltwood. One with part of foliate decoration broken in one point that will have to be re-attached; the joints of the base also in need of attention to prevent further splitting.
"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: each 75cm. high; 2ft. 5½in.