Lot 207: AN ITALIAN GILTWOOD TORCHÈRE 19TH CENTURY |
January 19, 2017
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: now mounted as a lamp; with inventory label 177
In good original condition, with marks and scratches consistent with age. There is some minor chipping to the giltwood, which is lightly worn in places and will greatly benefit from cleaning. There are visible construction cracks, most notably to the base. The bottom section is missing one of its three scrolled supports. Please note that although formerly fitted for electricity, this torchere will require the attention of a professional electrician.
"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."
Dimensions: 202cm. high; 6ft. 7½in.