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Lot 331: A WILLIAM AND MARY BLACK AND GILT JAPANNED MIRROR, LATE 17TH CENTURY |
January 19, 2017
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: the oblong plate in a cushion frame, with a label to the reverse Brynkinalt RM
An attractive mirror in country house condition. The lacquer frame has some losses to the raised decoration, notably to the right hand side and the figures which can be seen in the printed catalogue. There are signs of movement along the lines of construction to the corners of the mirror. The mirror plate has signs of silvering and losses notably to the right hand side and upper section. There are minor signs of old worm which appears to be no longer active. With 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."
Most probably purchased by Sir John Trevor, M.P. (circa 1637 – 1717) for Brynkinalt Hall, Denbighshire;
Thence by descent.
Dimensions: 91cm. high, 79cm. wide; 3ft., 2ft. 7in.