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Lot 280: AN ITALIAN WALNUT CREDENZA 17TH CENTURY AND LATER |
January 19, 2017
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: with a rectangular top above three doors with raised rectangular panels with everted corners centred by a bronze male bust handle opening to reveal two shelves on an inverted breakfront platform base; rebacked
In country house condition. The old top has slight warping, dents, marks, scratches and a horizontal construction crack running partially through the top. Evidence of old woodworm which appears to be no longer active. There are scattered age cracks and cracks generally, as visible from the catalogue photograph, and which would benefit from being filled. The edges of the doors appear to have been restored with a later piece of wood. The base is scuffed and, together with the front corner, has suffered from worm damage in the past, which has resulted in losses. There is some white staining to the front that can be cleaned off.
"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."
Provenance: Palazzo Sacchetti, Rome
Dimensions: 108cm. high, 265cm. wide, 61cm. deep; 3ft. 6½in., 8ft. 8¼in., 2ft.