Description: the shaped portor marble top above a body carved with Gothic style tracery and decoration
Dimensions: 94.5cm. high, 49cm. wide, 35cm. deep; 3ft. 1¼in., 1ft. 7¼in., 1ft. 1¼in.
Condition Report: This impressive carved pedestal is in original condition, with marks and scratches consistent with age and use. The marble top with marks and scratches and minor chipping along the border. One long side of the moulded mahogany border with some secure movement. One side with some discolouration and one small breakage to the moulded tracery that can easily be fixed. The corresponding side with two vertical cracks and one breakage to the tracery, with some movement.
"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."
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E. Colle, Il Mobile dell'Ottocento in Italia
, Milan, 2007, n. 55, pp. 256-57
S. Taccone di Sitizano, Ricordi e ricette, Florence, 2007, p. 8