Description: the square top with a central marquetry panel depicting a maritime scene, on square tapering legs; the legs raised
Dimensions: 75.5cm. high, 75cm. wide, 48.5cm. deep; 2ft. 5¾in., 2ft. 5½in., 1ft. 7¼in.
Condition Report: In good condition, with marks and scratches consistent with age and use, and traces of old woodworm which appears to be no longer active. The veneer presents some minor, secure lifting, most notably on the top, which also has one vertical shrinking crack on the left side, with one loss circa 4cm. long, and one small repair on the bottom left side. The right side of the top also displaying some lifting, one small loss on the top right end, and traces of light discoloration. An additional small loss is discernible on the front right leg. This piece would greatly benefit from a light clean according to taste.
"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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