Description: the shaped cresting with facing cast cherubs and inset medallion above four shelves with mirrored backplate; with inventory labels 'H. V. v. W. G. v. R. Privat-Eigentum No. 1767', 'H. V. v. W. G. v. R. Privat-Eigentum No. 353.' and label 'O.N. villa'
Dimensions: 78cm. high, 56cm. wide, 22cm. deep; 2ft. 6¾in., 1ft. 10in., 8¾in.
Condition Report: This piece is in good condition, with only minor marks and scratches. The bronzes are only marginally tarnished but this does not detract from the piece's attractive patina. It is ready to place.
"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."
Provenance: Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia (1822–1892), later Queen Olga of Württemberg, a gift from her father Tsar Nicolas I (1796-1855) on occasion of her marriage to Crown Prince Karl Friedrich Alexander of Württemberg (1823-1891) in 1846.
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