Lot 1137: A WILLIAM AND MARY OYSTER VENEERED WALNUT AND OAK CHEST OF DRAWERS, LATE 17TH CENTURY |
October 26, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: with three long drawers, restorations
Formerly in two parts, there is some movement to top along panel joints as to be expected. One corner with a later fillet repair. Minor chips to the edges of the top and generally with old marks and scratches consistent with age and use. The oyster veneers have a nice colour if slightly faded. Holes from former handles have been filled and are visible. Later bracket feet and brass handles.
"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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Formerly in the collection of Percy Macquoid (1852-1925);
Thence by descent
Dimensions: 95cm. high, 94cm. wide, 58cm. deep; 3 ft. 1½in., 3ft. 1in., 1ft. 10¾in.
Literature: Percy Macquoid and Ralph Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, England, 2000, Vol. II, p. 33, fig. 13