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Lot 151: A SET OF FOUR ITALIAN MAHOGANY FAUTEUILS, NAPLES CIRCA 1830 |
January 19, 2017
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: en gondole, each with curved arms and seats, on carved square tapering legs
In reasonable original condition, with marks and scratches consistent with age and use as well as small losses to the veneer and leg capitals, superficial staining and light discoloration in places. One chair with a small repaired break to the back of the seat. One with traces of repairs and glue on the front right leg capital. Two chairs are in near distressed condition, with more evident fading, copious marks and scratches as well as the aforementioned overall losses to veneer and old repairs, including a repaired breakage on the top of the back of one. Of charming proportions, these chairs will nonetheless require some attention.
"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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