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Lot 124: A SET OF FOUR CHINESE CARVED HUANG-HUALI AND MARBLE INLAID CHAIRS, MID-19TH CENTURY |
January 19, 2017
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: the backs inset with white marble roundels, the seats with mottled pink marble
These decorative chairs are in fair 'country house' condition. There is evidence of old repairs and historic restorations to each chair. The marble of the backrests with variations and evidence of repairs, two apparently with restored breaks. The marble seats with restored breaks and some loses at these points. generally the 'estate' repairs are fairly crude, in particular one marble seat has been secured with screws. Three chairs formerly with bamboo covers to the front stretcher, one is still present. Overall with a very attractive patina, the wood is lightly discoloured in places and there are some water stains. Minor old marks, chips and scratches consistent 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.
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