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Auction Description for Sotheby's: Of Royal and Noble Descent
Conditions of Sale::
Buyer's Premium
A buyer's premium will be added to the hammer price and is payable by the buyer as part of the total purchase price. The buyer's premium is 25% of the hammer price up to and including £175,000, 20% of any amount in excess of £175,000 up to and including £2,000,000, and 12.5% of any amount in excess of £2,000,000.

1. BEFORE THE AUCTION
Catalogue Subscriptions If you would like to take out a catalogue subscription, please ring +44(0)2072935000.

Pre-sale Estimates
Pre-sale estimates are intended as a guide for prospective buyers. Any bid between the high and low pre-sale estimates would, in our opinion, offer a chance of success. However, lots can realise prices above or below the pre-sale estimates.It is advisable to consult us nearer the time of sale as estimates can be subject to revision. The estimates printed in the auction catalogue do not include the buyer's premium or VAT.

Pre-sale Estimates in US Dollars and Euros
Although the sale is conducted in pounds sterling, the pre-sale estimates in some catalogues are also printed in US dollars and/or euros. The rate of exchange is the rate at the time of production of this catalogue. Therefore, you should treat the estimates in US dollars or euros as a guide only.

Condition of Lots
Prospective buyers are encouraged to inspect the property at the pre-sale exhibitions. Solely as a convenience, Sotheby's may also provide condition reports. The absence of reference to the condition of a lot in the catalogue description does not imply that the lot is free from faults or imperfections. Please refer to Condition 3 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers printed in this catalogue.

Electrical and Mechanical Goods
All electrical and mechanical goods are sold on the basis of their artistic and decorative value only, and should not be assumed to be operative. It is essential that prior to any intended use, the electrical system is checked and approved by a qualified electrician.

Provenance
In certain circumstances, Sotheby's may print in the catalogue the history of ownership of a work of art if such information contributes to scholarship
or is otherwise well known and assists in distinguishing the work of art. However, the identity of the seller or previous owners may not be disclosed for a variety of reasons. For example, such information may be excluded to accommodate a seller's request for confidentiality or because the identity of prior owners is unknown given the age of the work of art.

2. DURING THE AUCTION
Conditions of Business
The auction is governed by the Conditions of Business and Authenticity Guarantee. These apply to all aspects of the relationship between Sotheby's and actual and prospective bidders and buyers. Anyone considering bidding in the auction should read them carefully. They may be amended by way of notices posted in the saleroom or by way of announcement made by the auctioneer.

Bidding at Auction
Bids may be executed in person by paddle during the auction, in writing prior to the sale, by telephone or by BIDnow. Auction speeds vary, but average
between 50 and 120 lots per hour. The bidding steps are generally in increments of approximately 10% of the previous bid. Please refer to Conditions 5 and 6 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers printed in this catalogue.

Bidding in Person
To bid in person, you will need to register for and collect a numbered paddle before the auction begins. Proof of identity will be required. If you have a Sotheby's Client Card, it will facilitate the registration process. Should you be the successful buyer of a lot, please ensure that your paddle
can be seen by the auctioneer and that it is your number that is called out. Should there be any doubts as to price or buyer, please draw the auctioneer's attention to it immediately. All lots sold will be invoiced to the name and address in which the paddle has been registered and cannot be transferred to other names and addresses. Please do not mislay your paddle; in the event of loss, inform the Sales Clerk immediately. At the end of the sale, please return your paddle to the registration desk.

Absentee, Telephone and Internet Bids
If you cannot attend the auction, we will be happy to execute written bids on your behalf or you can bid on the telephone for lots with a minimum low estimate of £3,000 or you can bid online using BIDnow. A bidding form and more information can be found at the back of this catalogue.

Online Bidding via BIDnow
If you cannot attend the auction, it may be possible to bid online via BIDnow for selected sales. This service is free and confidential. For information about registering to bid via BIDnow, please refer to sothebys.com. Bidders using the BIDnow service are subject to the Additional Terms and
Conditions for Live Online Bidding via BIDnow, which can be viewed at sothebys.com, as well as the Conditions of Business applicable to the sale.

Consecutive and Responsive Bidding
The auctioneer may open the bidding on any lot by placing a bid on behalf of the seller. The auctioneer may further bid on behalf of the seller, up to the amount of the reserve, by placing consecutive or responsive bids for a lot. Please refer to Condition 6 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers printed in this catalogue.

Interested Parties Announcement
In situations where a person who is allowed to bid on a lot has a direct or indirect interest in such lot, such as the beneficiary or executor of an estate selling the lot, a joint owner of the lot, or a party providing or participating in a guarantee of the lot, Sotheby's will make an announcement
in the saleroom that interested parties may bid on the lot. In certain instances, interested parties may have knowledge of the reserves.

Employee Bidding
Sotheby's employees may bid only if the employee does not know the reserve and fully complies with Sotheby's internal rules governing employee bidding.
US Economic Sanctions The United States maintains economic and trade sanctions against targeted foreign countries, groups and organiszations.
There may be restrictions on the import into the United States of certain items originating in sanctioned countries, including Burma, Cuba, Iran, North Korea and Sudan. The purchaser's inability to import any item into the US or any other country as a result of these or other restrictions shall not justify cancellation or rescission of the sale or any delay in payment. Please check with the specialist department if you are uncertain as to
whether a lot is subject to these import restrictions, or any other restrictions on importation or exportation.

3. AFTER THE AUCTION
Payment
Payment is due immediately after the sale and may be made by the following methods: Sterling Wire Transfer, UK debit card (Visa Debit, Connect or
Maestro), sterling cheque, sterling cash. Alternatively the following, subject to a 1.75% administrative fee, credit card (Visa/MasterCard/American Express), Non-UK debit card or CUP card.
• It is against Sotheby's general policy to accept single or multiple related payments in the form of cash or cash equivalents in excess of the local currency equivalent of US$10,000.
• It is Sotheby's policy to request any new clients or buyers preferring to make a cash payment to provide: proof of identity (by providing some form of government issued identification containing a photograph, such as a passport, identity card or driver's licence) and confirmation of permanent address. Thank you for your co-operation. Cheques should be made payable to Sotheby's
. Although personal and company cheques drawn in pounds sterling on UK banks are accepted, you are advised that property will not be released until such cheques have cleared unless you have a pre-arranged Cheque Acceptance Facility. Forms to facilitate this are available from the Post Sale Services Department.

Bank transfers
Our bank account details are shown on our invoices. Please include your name, Sotheby's account number and invoice number with your instructions to your bank. Please note that we reserve the right to decline payments received from anyone other than the buyer of record and that clearance of such payments will be required. Please contact our Post Sale Services Department if you have any questions concerning clearance.

Card payments below £30,000 (excluding CUP), can be made remotely by completing our Absentee Card Payment Form. For further details please contact
the Post Sale Services Department on +44(0)2072935220. We reserve the right to seek identification of the source of funds received. The Conditions of Business require buyers to pay immediately for their purchases. However, in limited circumstances and with the seller's agreement, Sotheby's may grant buyers it deems creditworthy the option of paying for their purchases on an extended payment term basis. Generally credit terms must be arranged prior to the sale. In advance of determining whether to grant the extended payment terms, Sotheby's may require credit references and proof of identity and residence.

Collection
It is Sotheby's policy to request proof of identity on collection of a lot. Lots will be released to you or your authorised representative when full and cleared payment has been received by Sotheby's. If you are in doubt about the location of your purchases, please contact the Sale Administrator prior to arranging collection. Removal, storage and handling charges may be levied on uncollected lots. Please refer to Condition 7 of the Conditions
of Business for Buyers printed in this catalogue.

Storage
Storage and handling charges may apply. For information concerning post sale storage and charges, please see Sotheby's Greenford Park, Storage and
Collection Information at the back of this catalogue. Please refer to Condition 7 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers printed in this catalogue.
All purchases remaining at our New Bond Steet premises 90 days after the sale will be transferred to Sotheby's Greenford Park Fine Art Storage (see Sotheby's Greenford Park, Storage and Collection information). All such purchases will be subject to further storage and handling charges from this point.

Loss or Damage
Buyers are reminded that Sotheby's accepts liability for loss or damage to lots for a maximum period of thirty (30) days after the date of the auction. Please refer to Condition 7 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers printed in this catalogue.

Shipping
Sotheby's offers a comprehensive shipping service. Our Shipping Department can advise buyers on exporting and shipping property, and arranging delivery.For assistance please contact: Post Sale Services (Mon-Fri 9am to 5 pm) Tel +44 (0)20 7293 5220 Fax +44 (0)20 7293 5910 Email: ukpostsaleservices@sothebys.com We will send you a quotation for shipping your purchase(s). Transit risk insurance may also be included in your
quotation. If the quotation is accepted, we will arrange the shipping for you and will despatch the property as soon as possible after receiving your written agreement to the terms of the quotation, release of the property and receipt of any export licence or certificates that may be required. Despatch will be arranged at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's may charge an administrative fee for arranging the despatch. All shipments should be unpacked and checked on delivery and any discrepancies notified immediately to the party identified in your quotation and/or the accompanying documentation.

Export
The export of any lot from the UK or import into any other country may be subject to one or more export or import licences being granted. It is the buyer's responsibility to obtain any relevant export or import licence. The denial of any licence required or delay in obtaining such licence cannot justify the cancellation of the sale or any delay in making payment of the total amount due. Sotheby's, upon request and for an
administrative fee, may apply for a licence to export your lot(s) outside the UK
• An EU Licence is necessary to export cultural goods subject to the EU Regulation on the export of cultural property (EEC No. 3911/92, Official
Journal No. L395 of 31/12/92) from the European Community.
• A UK Licence is necessary to move cultural goods valued at or above the relevant UK Licence limits from the UK. For export outside the European
Community, an EU Licence will be required for most items over 50 years of age with a value of over £39,219. The following is a selection of categories of items for which other value limits apply and for which an EU Licence may be required. It is not exhaustive and there are other restrictions.

EU Licence Thresholds
Archaeological objects
EU LICENCE THRESHOLD: ZERO

Elements of artistic, historical or religious monuments
EU LICENCE THRESHOLD: ZERO

Manuscripts, documents and archives (excluding printed matter)
EU LICENCE THRESHOLD: ZERO

Architectural, scientific and engineering drawings produced by hand
EU LICENCE THRESHOLD: £11,766

Photographic positive or negative or any assemblage of such photographs
EU LICENCE THRESHOLD: £11,766

Textiles (excluding carpets and tapestries)
EU LICENCE THRESHOLD: £39,219

Paintings in oil or tempera
EU LICENCE THRESHOLD: £117,657

Watercolours, gouaches and pastels
EU LICENCE THRESHOLD: £23,531

Prints, Engravings, Drawings and Mosaics
EU LICENCE THRESHOLD: £11,766

There are separate thresholds for exporting within the European Community. A UK Licence will be required for most items over 50 years of age with a value of over £65,000. Some exceptions are listed below:-

UK Licence Thresholds
Photographic positive or negative or any assemblage of such photographs
UK LICENCE THRESHOLD: £10,000

Textiles (excluding carpets and tapestries)
UK LICENCE THRESHOLD: £12,000

British Historical Portraits
UK LICENCE THRESHOLD: £10,000

Sotheby's recommends that you retain all import and export papers, including licences, as in certain countries you may be required to produce them to governmental authorities.

Endangered Species
Items made of or incorporating plant or animal material, such as coral, crocodile, ivory, whalebone, tortoiseshell, etc., irrespective of age or value, may require a licence or certificate prior to exportation and require additional licences or certificates upon importation to any country outside the EU. Please note that the ability to obtain an export licence or certificate does not ensure the ability to obtain an import licence or certificate
in another country, and vice versa. For example, it is illegal to import African elephant ivory into the United States. Sotheby's suggests that buyers check with their own government regarding wildlife import requirements prior to placing a bid. It is the buyer's responsibility to obtain
any export or import licences and/or certificates as well as any other required documentation (please refer to Condition 10 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers printed in this catalogue).

EXPLANATION OF SYMBOLS
The following key explains the symbols you may see inside this catalogue.

Guaranteed Property
The seller of lots with this symbol has been guaranteed a minimum price from one auction or a series of auctions. This guarantee may be provided by Sotheby's or jointly by Sotheby's and a third party. Sotheby's and any third parties providing a guarantee jointly with Sotheby's benefit financially if a guaranteed lot is sold successfully and may incur a loss if the sale is not successful. If every lot in a catalogue is guaranteed, the Important Notices in the sale catalogue will so state and this symbol will not be used for each lot.

Property in which Sotheby's has an Ownership Interest
Lots with this symbol indicate that Sotheby's owns the lot in whole or in part or has an economic interest in the lot equivalent to an ownership interest.

Irrevocable Bids
Lots with this symbol indicate that a party has provided Sotheby's with an irrevocable bid on the lot that will be executed during the sale. The irrevocable bidder, who may bid in excess of the irrevocable bid, will be compensated based on the final hammer price in the event he or she is not the
successful bidder. If the irrevocable bidder is the successful bidder, he or she will be required to pay the full Buyer's Premium and will not be otherwise compensated. If the irrevocable bid is not secured until after the printing of the auction catalogue, a pre-lot announcement will be made indicating that there is an irrevocable bid on the lot.

Interested Parties
Lots with this symbol indicate that parties with a direct or indirect interest in the lot may be bidding on the lot, including (i) the beneficiary of an estate selling the lot, or (ii) the joint owner of a lot. If the interested party is the successful bidder, they will be required to pay the full Buyer's Premium.

In certain instances, interested parties may have knowledge of the reserve. In the event the interested party's possible participation in the sale is not known until after the printing of the auction catalogue, a pre-lot announcement will be made indicating that interested parties may be bidding on
the lot.

No Reserve
Unless indicated by a box, all lots in this catalogue are offered subject to a reserve. A reserve is the confidential hammer price established between Sotheby's and the seller and below which a lot will not be sold. The reserve is generally set at a percentage of the low estimate and will not exceed the low estimate for the lot. If any lots in the catalogue are offered without a reserve, these lots are indicated by a box. If all
lots in the catalogue are offered without a reserve, a Special Notice will be included to this effect and the box symbol will not be used for each lot.

Property Subject to the Artist's Resale Right
Purchase of lots marked with this symbol (?) will be subject to payment of the Artist's Resale Right, at a percentage of the hammer price calculated as follows:

Portion of the hammer price (in €)
Royalty Rate
From 0 to 50,000
4%
From 50,000.01 to 200,000
3%
From 200,000.01 to 350,000
1%
From 350,000.01 to 500,000
0.5%
Exceeding 500,000
0.25%

The Artist's Resale Right payable will be the aggregate of the amounts payable under the above rate bands, subject to a maximum royalty payable of 12,500 euros for any single work each time it is sold. The maximum royalty payable of 12,500 euros applies to works sold for 2 million euros and above. Calculation of the artist's resale right will be based on the pound sterling / Euro reference exchange rate quoted on the date of the sale by the European Central Bank.

Restricted Materials
Lots with this symbol have been identified at the time of cataloguing as containing organic material which may be subject to restrictions regarding import or export. The information is made available for the convenience of Buyers and the absence of the Symbol is not a warranty that there
are no restrictions regarding import or export of the Lot; Bidders should refer to Condition 10 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers. Please also refer to the section on Endangered Species in the information on Buying at Auction.

Monumental
Lots with this symbol may, in our opinion, require special handling or shipping services due to size or other physical considerations. Buyers are advised to inspect the lot and to contact Sotheby's prior to the sale to discuss any specific shipping requirements. Please refer to VAT information for Buyers for VAT symbols used in this catalogue. Value Added Tax (VAT) may be payable on the hammer price and/or the buyer's premium. Buyer's premium may attract a charge in lieu of VAT. Please read carefully the "VAT INFORMATION FOR BUYERS" printed in this catalogue.

VAT AND OTHER TAX INFORMATION FOR BUYERS
The following paragraphs are intended to give general guidance to buyers on the VAT and certain other potential tax implications of purchasing property at Sotheby's. The information concerns the most usual circumstances and is not intended to be complete. In all cases the relevant tax legislation takes precedence and the VAT rates in effect on the day of the auction will be the rates charged except for lots sold subject to Temporary Admission for which the applicable rate will be that in force at the time of collection. It should be noted that, for VAT purposes only, Sotheby's is not usually treated as an agent and most property is sold as if it is the property of Sotheby's.

In the following paragraphs, reference to VAT symbols shall mean those symbols located beside the lot number or the pre-sale estimates in the catalogue (or amending sale room notice).

1.PROPERTY WITH NO VAT SYMBOL
Where there is no VAT symbol, Sotheby's is able to use the Auctioneer's Margin Scheme and VAT will not normally be charged on the hammer price. Sotheby's must bear VAT on the buyer's premium and hence will charge an amount in lieu of VAT at the standard rate on this premium. This amount will form part of the buyer's premium on our invoice and will not be separately identified. A limited range of goods, including most books, are not liable
to VAT and therefore no amount in lieu of VAT will be added to the premium. Please see 'Exports from the European Union' for the conditions to be fulfilled before the amount in lieu of VAT on the buyer's premium may be cancelled or refunded.(VAT-registered buyers from within the European Union (EU) should note that the amount in lieu of VAT contained within the buyer's premium cannot be cancelled or refunded by Sotheby's or HM Revenue and
Customs.)

Buyers requiring an invoice under the normal VAT rules, instead of a margin scheme invoice, should notify the Post Sale Service Group or the Client Accounts Department on the day of the auction and an invoice with VAT on the hammer price will be raised. Buyers requiring reinvoicing under the normal VAT rules subsequent to a margin scheme invoice having been raised should contact the Client Accounts Department for assistance.

2.
PROPERTY WITH A † SYMBOL
These items will be sold under the normal UK VAT rules and VAT will be charged at the standard rate on both the hammer price and buyer's premium.
Please see 'Exports from the European Union' for the conditions to be fulfilled before the VAT charged on the hammer price may be cancelled or refunded. (VAT-registered buyers from other EU countries may have the VAT cancelled or refunded if they provide Sotheby's with their VAT registration number and evidence that the property has been removed from the UK within three months of the date of sale. The evidence of removal required
is a certificate of shipment or, if the lots were carried by hand, proof of travel and completion of a form available from the Post Sale Service Group.

3.
PROPERTY WITH A a SYMBOL
Items sold to buyers whose address is in the EU will be assumed to be remaining in the EU. The property will be invoiced as if it had no VAT symbol (see 'Property with no VAT symbol' above). However, if the property is to be exported from the EU, Sotheby's will re-invoice the property under the normal VAT rules (see 'Property sold with a † symbol' above) as requested by the seller.

Items sold to buyers whose address is outside the EU will be assumed to be exported from the EU. The property will be invoiced under the normal VAT rules (see 'Property sold with a † symbol' above). Although the hammer price will be subject to VAT this will be cancelled or refunded upon export - see 'Exports from the European Union'. However, buyers who are not intending to export their property from the EU should notify our Client Accounts
Department on the day of the sale and the property will be re-invoiced showing no VAT on the hammer price (see 'Property sold with no VAT symbol' above).

4.
PROPERTY SOLD WITH A ‡ OR O SYMBOL
These items have been imported from outside the EU to be sold at auction under Temporary Admission. When Sotheby's releases such property to buyers in the UK, the buyer will become the importer and must pay Sotheby's import VAT at the following rates on the hammer price: ‡ - the reduced rate
O - the standard rate

You should also note that the appropriate rate will be that in force on the date of collection of the property from Sotheby's and not that in force at the date of the sale. These lots will be invoiced under the margin scheme. Sotheby's must bear VAT on the buyer's premium and hence will charge an amount in lieu of VAT at the standard rate on this premium. This amount will form part of the buyer's premium on our invoice and will not be
separately identified. (VAT-registered buyers from the EU should note that the import VAT charged on property released in the UK cannot be cancelled or refunded by Sotheby's, however you may be able to seek repayment) by applying to HM Revenue and Customs - see 'VAT Refunds from HM Revenue and Customs')(VAT-registered buyers from the UK should note that the invoice issued by Sotheby's for these items is not suitable evidence in respect of import VAT.) On request, immediately after sale, the Temporary Admission Department can either ask HM Revenue and Customs to generate a C79 certificate (for UK buyers), or obtain a copy of the import C88 (for other EU VAT registered buyers), which may be used to claim recovery of the VAT. Otherwise Sotheby's may re-invoice the lot as if it had been sold with a † symbol and charge VAT at the standard rate on both the hammer price and premium and provide a tax invoice to the buyer. This may enable a buyer who is VAT registered elsewhere in the EU to avoid payment of VAT in the United Kingdom. Re-invoicing in this way may make the lot ineligible to be re-sold using the margin scheme.

Sotheby's will transfer all lots sold subject to Temporary Admission to its Customs warehouse immediately after sale.

5.
EXPORTS FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION
The following amounts of VAT may be cancelled or refunded provided Sotheby's receive the appropriate export documents within the time limits stated:

Property with no VAT symbol (see paragraph 1)
The amount in lieu of VAT charged on Buyers Premium may be refunded provided the purchaser resides outside
of the United Kingdom and the property is exported from the EU within 3 months of the sale. Sotheby's must be provided with the appropriate proof of export immediately after export of the goods.

Property with a † symbol
The VAT charged upon the hammer price may be refunded provided the purchaser resides outside of the United Kingdom and the property is exported from the EU within 3 months of the sale. Sotheby's must be provided with the appropriate proof of export immediately after export of the goods.

Property with a ‡ or a O symbol
The Temporary Admission VAT charged on the hammer price may be refunded under the following circumstances:-
• Sotheby's is instructed to ship the property to a place outside the EU
• The property is hand carried from the UK directly outside the EU and Sotheby's pre lodge the export entry with HMRC
• The VAT liability is transferred to your shippers own Temporary Admission or Customs Warehouse arrangement prior to collection from Sotheby's
Under all other circumstances Sotheby's is required to complete the importation and pay the VAT due to HM Revenue and Customs prior to the property
leaving its premises and so a VAT refund will not be possible. Proof of export required
• for lots sold under the margin scheme (no VAT symbol) or the normal VAT rules († symbol), Sotheby's is provided with appropriate documentary proof of export from the EU. Buyers carrying their own property should obtain hand-carry papers from the Shipping department to facilitate this process.
• for lots sold under Temporary Admission (‡ or Osymbols), and subsequently transferred to Sotheby's Customs Warehouse (into Bond). The property
must be shipped as described above in the paragraph headed Property with a ‡ or a O symbol.
• buyers carrying their own property must obtain hand-carry papers from the Shipping Department for which a small administrative charge will be made. The VAT refund will be processed once the appropriate paperwork has been returned to Sotheby's.
• Sotheby's is not able to cancel or refund any VAT charged on sales made to UK or EU private residents unless the lot is subject to Temporary Admission and the property is exported from the EU and the requisite export papers provided to Sotheby's within one month of collection of
the property.
• Sotheby's is not able to cancel or refund any VAT charged on sales to UK or EU private residents unless the lot is subject to Temporary Admission and is shipped as described above. Buyers intending to export, repair, restore or alter lots sold under Temporary Admission (‡ or Osymbols) and therefore transferred to Customs Warehouse after sale should notify the Shipping Department before collection. Failure to do so may result in the import VAT becoming payable immediately and Sotheby's being unable to refund the VAT charged on deposit.

6.
VAT REFUNDS FROM HM REVENUE AND CUSTOMS
Where VAT charged cannot be cancelled or refunded by Sotheby's, it may be possible to seek repayment from HM Revenue and Customs. Repayments in this manner are limited to businesses located outside the UK. Claim forms are available from:

HM Revenue and Customs
VAT Overseas Repayments Unit
PO Box 34, Foyle House
Duncreggan Road, Londonderry
Northern Ireland, BT48 7AE
Tel: +44 (0)2871 305100
Fax: +44 (0)2871 305101
enq.oru.ni@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk

7.
SALES AND USE TAXES
Buyers from outside the UK should note that local sales taxes or use taxes may become payable upon import of items following purchase (for example, the Use Tax payable on import of purchased items to certain states of the USA). Buyers should obtain their own advice in this regard. Sotheby's is registered to collect sales tax in the states of New York and California, USA. In the event that Sotheby's ships items for a purchaser in this sale to a destination within New York State USA, or California State USA, Sotheby's is obliged to collect the respective state's sales or use tax on the total purchase price and shipping costs, including insurance, of such items, regardless of the country in which the purchaser resides or is a citizen. Where
the purchaser has provided Sotheby's with a valid Resale Exemption Certificate prior to the release of the property, sales and use tax will not be charged. Clients to whom this tax might apply are advised to contact the Post Sale Manager listed in the front of this catalogue before arranging shipping.

CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS FOR BUYERS
1.
INTRODUCTION
(a) Sotheby's and Sellers' contractual relationship with prospective Buyers is governed by:
(i) these Conditions of Business;
(ii) the Conditions of Business for Sellers displayed in the saleroom and which are available upon request from Sotheby's UK salerooms or by telephoning +44 (0)20 7293 6152;
(iii) Sotheby's Authenticity Guarantee as printed in the sale catalogue;
(iv) any additional notices and terms printed in the sale catalogue, including Buying at Auction and,(v) in respect of online bidding via the
internet, the BIDnow Conditions on the Sotheby's website, in each case as amended by any saleroom notice or auctioneer's announcement at the
auction.

(b) As auctioneer, Sotheby's acts as agent for the Seller. A sale contract is made directly between the Seller and the Buyer. However, Sotheby's may own a lot (and in such circumstances acts in a principal capacity as Seller) and/or may have a legal, beneficial or financial interest in a lot as a
secured creditor or otherwise.

2.
COMMON TERMS IN THESE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS:
Bidder is any person considering, making or attempting to make a bid, by whatever means, and includes Buyers;\
Buyer is the person who makes the highest bid or offer accepted by the auctioneer, and includes such person's principal when bidding as agent;
Buyer's Expenses are any costs or expenses due to Sotheby's from the Buyer and any Artist's Resale Right levy payable in respect of the sale of the Property, including an amount in respect of any applicable VAT thereon;
Buyer's Premium is the commission payable by the Buyer on the Hammer Price at the rates set out in Buying at Auction;
Counterfeit is as defined in Sotheby's Authenticity Guarantee;
Hammer Price is the highest bid accepted by the auctioneer by the fall of the hammer (in the case of wine, as apportioned pro-rata by reference to the number of separately identified items in that lot), or in the case of a post-auction sale, the agreed sale price;
Purchase Price is the Hammer Price and applicable Buyer's Premium and VAT;
Reserve is the (confidential) minimum Hammer Price at which the Seller has agreed to sell a lot;
Seller is the person offering a lot for sale (including their agent (other than Sotheby's), executors or personal representatives);
Sotheby's means Sotheby's, the unlimited company which has its registered office at 34-35 New Bond Street, London W1A 2AA;
Sotheby's Company means both Sotheby's in the USA and any of its subsidiaries (including Sotheby's in London) and Sotheby's Diamonds S.A. and
its subsidiaries (in each case "subsidiary" having the meaning of Section 736 of the Companies Act 1985);
VAT is Value Added Tax at the prevailing rate. Further information is contained in Buying at Auction.

3.
DUTIES OF BIDDERS AND OF SOTHEBY'S IN RESPECT OF ITEMS FOR SALE
(a) Sotheby's knowledge in relation to each lot is partially dependent on information provided to it by the Seller, and Sotheby's is not able to and does not carry out exhaustive due diligence on each lot. Bidders acknowledge this fact and accept responsibility for carrying out inspections and investigations to satisfy themselves as to the lots in which they may be interested.
(b) Each lot offered for sale at Sotheby's is available for inspection by Bidders prior to the sale. Sotheby's accepts bids on lots solely on the basis that Bidders (and independent experts on their behalf, to the extent appropriate given the nature and value of the lot and the Bidder's own
expertise) have fully inspected the lot prior to bidding and have satisfied themselves as to both the condition of the lot and the accuracy of its description.
(c) Bidders acknowledge that many lots are of an age and type which means that they are not in perfect condition. All lots are offered for sale in the condition they are in at the time of the auction (whether or not Bidders are in attendance at the auction). Condition reports may be available to
assist when inspecting lots. Catalogue descriptions and condition reports may on occasions make reference to particular imperfections of a lot, but Bidders should note that lots may have other faults not expressly referred to in the catalogue or condition report. Illustrations are for
identification purposes only and will not convey full information as to the actual condition of lots.
(d) Information provided to Bidders in respect of any lot, including any estimate, whether written or oral and including information in any catalogue, condition or other report, commentary or valuation, is not a representation of fact but rather is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. Any estimate may not be relied on as a prediction of the selling price or value of the lot and may be revised from time to time in Sotheby's absolute
discretion.
(e) No representations or warranties are made by Sotheby's or the Seller as to whether any lot is subject to copyright or whether the Buyer acquires copyright in any lot.
(f) Subject to the matters referred to in Conditions 3(a) to 3(e) above and to the specific exclusions contained at Condition 4 below, Sotheby's shall exercise such reasonable care when making express statements in catalogue descriptions or condition reports as is consistent with its role as auctioneer of lots in the sale to which these Conditions relate, and in the light of (i) the information provided to it by the Seller; (ii) scholarship and technical knowledge; and (iii) the generally accepted opinions of relevant experts, in each case at the time any such express statement is made.

4.
EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY TO BUYERS
(a) Sotheby's shall refund the Purchase Price to the Buyer in circumstances where it deems that the lot is a Counterfeit and each of the conditions of the Authenticity Guarantee has been satisfied.
(b) In the light of the matters in Condition 3 above and subject to Conditions 4(a) and 4(e), neither any Sotheby's Company nor the Seller:
(i) is liable for any errors or omissions in information provided to Bidders by Sotheby's (or any Sotheby's Company), whether orally or in writing, whether negligent or otherwise, except as set out in Condition 3(f) above;
(ii) gives any guarantee or warranty to Bidders and any implied warranties and conditions are excluded (save in so far as such obligations cannot be excluded by law) other than the express warranties given by the Seller to the Buyer in Condition 2 of the Sellers' Conditions of Business;
(iii) accepts responsibility to any Bidders in respect of acts or omissions (whether negligent or otherwise) by Sotheby's in connection with the conduct of auctions or for any matter relating to the sale of any lot.
(c) Unless Sotheby's owns a lot offered for sale, it is not responsible for any breach of these conditions by the Seller.
(d) Without prejudice to Condition 4(b), any claim against Sotheby's or the Seller by a Bidder is limited to the Purchase Price with regard to that lot. Neither Sotheby's nor the Seller shall under any circumstances be liable for any consequential losses.
(e) None of this Condition 4 shall exclude or limit Sotheby's liability in respect of any fraudulent misrepresentation made by Sotheby's or the Seller, or in respect of death or personal injury caused by the negligent acts or omissions of Sotheby's or the Seller.

5.
BIDDING AT AUCTION
(a) Sotheby's has absolute discretion to refuse admission to the auction. Bidders must complete a Paddle Registration Form and supply such information and references as required by Sotheby's. Bidders act as principal unless they have Sotheby's prior written consent to bid as agent for another party. Bidders are personally liable for their bid and are jointly and severally liable with their principal if bidding as agent.
(b) Sotheby's advises Bidders to attend the auction but will seek to carry out absentee written bids which are in pounds sterling and, in Sotheby's opinion, clear and received sufficiently in advance of the sale of the lot, endeavouring to ensure that the first received of identical written bids
has priority.
(c) Where available, written, telephone and online bids are offered as an additional service for no extra charge, at the Bidder's risk and shall be undertaken with reasonable care subject to Sotheby's other commitments at the time of the auction; Sotheby's therefore cannot accept liability for failure to place such bids save where such failure is unreasonable. Telephone and online bids may be recorded. Online bids ("BIDnow") are made subject to the BIDnow Conditions available on the Sotheby's website or upon request. The BIDnow Conditions apply in relation to online bids, in addition to these Conditions of Business.

6.
CONDUCT OF THE AUCTION
(a) Unless otherwise specified, all lots are offered subject to a Reserve, which shall be no higher than the low presale estimate at the time of the auction.
(b) The auctioneer has discretion at any time to refuse any bid, withdraw any lot, re-offer a lot for sale (including after the fall of the hammer) if he believes there may be error or dispute, and take such other action as he reasonably thinks fit.
(c) The auctioneer will commence and advance the bidding at levels and in increments he considers appropriate and is entitled to place a bid or series of bids on behalf of the Seller up to the Reserve on the lot, without indicating he is doing so and whether or not other bids are placed.
(d) Subject to Condition 6(b), the contract between the Buyer and the Seller is concluded on the striking of the auctioneer's hammer, whereupon the
Buyer becomes liable to pay the Purchase Price.
(e) Any post-auction sale of lots offered at auction shall incorporate these Conditions as if sold in the auction.

7.
PAYMENT AND COLLECTION
(a) Unless otherwise agreed, payment of the Purchase Price for a lot and any Buyer's Expenses are due by the Buyer in pounds sterling immediately on conclusion of the auction (the "Due Date") notwithstanding any requirements for export, import or other permits for such lot.
(b) Title in a purchased lot will not pass until Sotheby's has received the Purchase Price and Buyer's Expenses for that lot in cleared funds. Sotheby's is not obliged to release a lot to the Buyer until title in the lot has passed and appropriate identification has been provided, and any earlier release does not affect the passing of title or the Buyer's unconditional obligation to pay the Purchase Price and Buyer's Expenses.
(c) The Buyer is obliged to arrange collection of purchased lots no later than thirty (30) calendar days after the date of the auction. Purchased lots are at the Buyer's risk (and therefore their sole responsibility for insurance) from the earliest of i) collection or ii) the thirty-first calendar day after the auction. Until risk passes, Sotheby's will compensate the Buyer for any loss or damage to the lot up to a maximum of the Purchase Price
paid. Buyers should note that Sotheby's assumption of liability for loss or damage is subject to the exclusions set out in Condition 6 of the Conditions of Business for Sellers.
(d) For all items stored by a third party and not available for collection from Sotheby's premises, the supply of authority to release to the Buyer shall constitute collection by the Buyer.
(e) All packing and handling is at the Buyer's risk. Sotheby's will not be liable for any acts or omissions of third party packers or shippers.
(f) The Buyer of any firearm is solely responsible for obtaining all valid firearm or shotgun certificates or certificates of registration as a firearms dealer, as may be required by the regulations in force in England and Wales or Scotland (as applicable) relating to firearms or other
weapons at the time of the sale, and for complying with all such regulations, whether or not notice of such is published in the Sale Catalogue. Sotheby's will not deliver a firearm to a Buyer unless the Buyer has first supplied evidence to Sotheby's satisfaction of compliance with this Condition.

8.
REMEDIES FOR NON-PAYMENT
Without prejudice to any rights the Seller may have, if the Buyer without prior agreement fails to make payment for the lot within five days of the auction, Sotheby's may in its sole discretion (having informed the Seller) exercise one or more of the following remedies:
(a) store the lot at its premises or elsewhere at the Buyer's sole risk and expense;
(b) cancel the sale of the lot;
(c) set off any amounts owed to the Buyer by a Sotheby's Company against any amounts owed to Sotheby's by the Buyer in respect of the lot;
(d) apply any payments made to Sotheby's by the Buyer as part of the Purchase Price and Buyer's expenses towards that or any other lot purchased by the Buyer, or to any shortfall on the resale of any lot pursuant to paragraph (h) below, or to any damages suffered by Sotheby's as a result of breach
of contract by the Buyer;
(e) reject future bids from the Buyer or render such bids subject to payment of a deposit;
(f) charge interest at 6% per annum above HSBC Bank plc Base Rate from the Due Date to the date the Purchase Price and relevant Buyer's Expenses are received in cleared funds;
(g) exercise a lien over any of the Buyer's property which is in the possession of a Sotheby's Company. Sotheby's shall inform the Buyer of the exercise of any such lien and within 14 days of such notice may arrange the sale of such property and apply the proceeds to the amount owed to
Sotheby's;
(h) resell the lot by auction or private sale, with estimates and reserves at Sotheby's discretion. In the event such resale is for less than the Purchase Price and Buyer's Expenses for that lot, the Buyer will remain liable for the shortfall together with all costs incurred in such resale;
(i) commence legal proceedings to recover the Purchase Price and Buyer's Expenses for that lot, together with interest and the costs of such proceedings on a full indemnity basis; or
(j) release the name and address of the Buyer to the Seller to enable the Seller to commence legal proceedings to recover the amounts due and legal costs.

Sotheby's will take reasonable steps to notify the Buyer prior to releasing such details to the Seller.

9.
FAILURE TO COLLECT PURCHASES
(a) If the Buyer pays the Purchase Price and Buyer's Expenses but fails to collect a purchased lot within thirty (30) calendar days of the auction, the lot will be stored at the Buyer's expense (and risk) at Sotheby's or with a third party.
(b) If a purchased lot is paid for but not collected within six months of the auction, the Buyer authorises Sotheby's, having given notice to the
Buyer, to arrange a resale of the item by auction or private sale, with estimates and reserves at Sotheby's discretion. The proceeds of such
sale, less all costs incurred by Sotheby's, will be forfeited unless collected by the Buyer within two years of the original auction.

10.
EXPORT AND PERMITS
It is the Buyer's sole responsibility to identify and obtain any necessary export, import, firearm, endangered species or other permit for the lot. Any symbols or notices in the sale catalogue reflect Sotheby's reasonable opinion at the time of cataloguing and offer Bidders general guidance only. Without prejudice to Conditions 3 and 4 above, Sotheby's and the Seller make no representations or warranties as to whether any lot is or is not
subject to export or import restrictions or any embargoes. The denial of any permit or licence shall not justify cancellation or rescission of the sale contract or any delay in payment.

11.
GENERAL
(a) All images and other materials produced for the auction are the copyright of Sotheby's, for use at Sotheby's discretion.
(b) Notices to Sotheby's should be in writing and addressed to the department in charge of the sale, quoting the reference number specified at the beginning of the sale catalogue. Notices to Sotheby's clients shall be addressed to the last address formally notified by them to Sotheby's.
(c) Should any provision of these Conditions of Business be held unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions shall remain in full
force and effect.
(d) These Conditions of Business are not assignable by any Buyer without Sotheby's prior written consent, but are binding on Buyers' successors, assigns and representatives. No act, omission or delay by Sotheby's shall be deemed a waiver or release of any of its rights.
(e) The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 is excluded by these Conditions of Business and shall not apply to any contract made pursuant to them.
(f) The materials listed in Condition 1(a) above set out the entire agreement and understanding between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. It is agreed that, save in respect of liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, no party has entered into any contract pursuant to these
terms in reliance on any representation, warranty or undertaking which is not expressly referred to in such materials.

12.
DATA PROTECTION
Sotheby's will use information provided by its clients (or which Sotheby's otherwise obtains relating to its clients) for the provision of auction and other art-related services, loan and insurance services, client administration, marketing and otherwise to manage and operate its business, or as required by law. This will include information such as the client's name and contact details, proof of identity, financial information, records of the client's transactions, and preferences. Some gathering of information about Sotheby's clients will take place using technical means to identify their preferences in order to provide a higher quality of service to them. Sotheby's may also disclose the client information to other Sotheby's Companies and/or third parties acting on their behalf to provide services for these purposes listed above. Sometimes, Sotheby's may also disclose this information to carefully selected third parties for their own marketing purposes. If you do not wish your details to be used for this purpose, please
email enquiries@sothebys.com.

If the client provides Sotheby's with information that is defined by European data protection laws as "sensitive", the client agrees that it may be used for the purposes set out above. In the course of these disclosures, personal data collected in the European Economic Area may be disclosed to countries outside the European Economic Area. Although such countries may not have legislation that protects a client's personal information, Sotheby's shall take reasonable steps to keep such information secure and in accordance with European data protection principles. By agreeing to these Conditions of Business, the client is agreeing to such disclosure. Please be aware that Sotheby's may film auctions or other activities on Sotheby's
premises and that such recordings may be transmitted over the Internet via Sotheby's website. Telephone bids may be recorded. Under European data protection laws, a client may object, by request and free of charge, to the processing of their information for certain purposes, including direct
marketing, and may access and rectify personal data relating to them and may obtain more information about Sotheby's data protection policies by writing to Sotheby's, 34-35 New Bond Street, London W1A 2AA, or 1334 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021, Attn: Compliance, or emailing: enquiries@sothebys.com.

13.
LAW AND JURISDICTION
Governing Law
These Conditions of Business and all aspects of all matters, transactions or disputes to which they relate or apply (including any online bids in the sale to which these Conditions apply) shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law.

Jurisdiction
For the benefit of Sotheby's, all Bidders and Sellers agree that the Courts of England are to have exclusive jurisdiction to settle all disputes arising in connection with all aspects of all matters or transactions to which these Conditions of Business relate or apply. All parties agree that Sotheby's shall retain the right to bring proceedings in any court other than the Courts of England.

Service of Process
All Bidders and Sellers irrevocably consent to service of process or any other documents in connection with proceedings in any court by facsimile
transmission, personal service, delivery by mail or in any other manner permitted by English law, the law of the place of service or the law of the jurisdiction where proceedings are instituted, at the last address of the Buyer or Seller known to Sotheby's or any other usual address.

SOTHEBY'S GREENFORD PARK STORAGE AND COLLECTION INFORMATION
Smaller items can normally be collected from New Bond Street, however large items may be sent to Sotheby's Greenford Park Fine Art Storage Facility. If you are in doubt about the location of your purchases please contact the Sale Administrator (see front of catalogue) prior to collection.

COLLECTION FROM NEW BOND STREET
Lots will be released to you or your authorised representative when full and cleared payment has been received by Sotheby's, together with settlement of any removal, interest, handling and storage charges thereon, appropriate identification has been provided and a release note has been produced by our Post Sale Service Group at New Bond Street, who are open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Any purchased lots that have not been collected within 30 days from the date of the auction will be subject to handling and storage charges at the rates set out below. In addition all purchased lots that have not been collected from our New Bond Street premises within 90 days of the auction will
be transferred to Sotheby's Greenford Park Fine Art Storage Facility.

Collect your property from:
Sotheby's Property Collection
Opening hours:
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
34-35 New Bond Street
London, W1A 2AA
Tel: +44 (0)20 7293 5358
Fax: +44 (0)20 7293 5933

COLLECTION FROM SOTHEBY'S GREENFORD PARK FINE ART STORAGE FACILITY
Lots will be released to you or your authorised representative when full and cleared payment has been received by Sotheby's, together with settlement of any removal, interest, handling and storage charges thereon, appropriate identification has been provided and a release note has been produced by our Post Sale Service Group at New Bond Street, who are open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Purchasers must ensure that their payment has been cleared prior to collection and that a release note has been forwarded to Sotheby's Greenford Park by our Post Sale Service Group at Sotheby's New Bond Street. Buyers who have established credit arrangements with Sotheby's may collect purchases prior to payment, although a release note is still required from our Post Sale Service Group as above. Any purchased lots that have not been collected within 30 days from the date of the auction will be subject to handling and storage charges at the rates set out below.

Collect your property from:
Sotheby's
Greenford Park Fine Art Storage Facility
Opening hours:
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm
Sotheby's Greenford Park,
13 Ockham Drive, Greenford, Middlesex,
UB6 0FD
Tel: +44 (0)20 7293 5600
Fax: +44 (0)20 7293 5625

ROUTE GUIDANCE TO SOTHEBY'S GREENFORD PARK FINE ART STORAGE FACILITY
From Bond Street head towards Regents Park, take the A40 Marylebone Road to Western Avenue. Take the exit off the A40 signposted Greenford A4127. At the roundabout take the third exit signposted Harrow and Sudbury, A4127 onto Greenford Road. Go under the railway bridge and at the traffic lights turn first left into Rockware Avenue. At the T Junction turn right onto Oldfield Lane North and then left into Ockham Drive. Stop at the security barrier and say you are visiting Sotheby's. Once cleared, travel 300 yards down the road and Unit 13 is situated on the left hand side.

STORAGE CHARGES
Any purchased lots that have not been collected within 30 days from the date of the auction will be subject to handling and storage charges at the following rates:

Small items (such as jewellery, watches, books or ceramics): handling fee of £20 per lot plus storage charges of £2 per lot per day.
Medium items (such as most paintings or small items of furniture): handling fee of £30 per lot plus storage charges of £4 per lot per day.
Large items (items that cannot be lifted or moved by one person alone): handling fee of £40 per lot plus storage charges of £8 per lot per day.
Oversized items (such as monumental sculptures): handling fee of £80 per lot plus storage charges of £10 per lot per day.

A lot's size will be determined by Sotheby's on a case by case basis (typical examples given above are for illustration purposes only). All charges are subject to VAT, where applicable. All charges are payable to Sotheby's at our Post Sale Service Group in New Bond Street. Storage charges will cease for purchased lots which are shipped through Sotheby's Shipping Logistics from the date on which we have received a signed quote acceptance from you.

LIABILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE
Buyers are reminded that Sotheby's accepts liability for loss or damage to lots for a maximum period of thirty (30) calendar days after the date of the
auction. Please refer to Condition 7 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers.

SOTHEBY'S AUTHENTICITY GUARANTEE
If Sotheby's sells an item which subsequently is shown to be a "counterfeit", subject to the terms below Sotheby's will set aside the sale and refund to the Buyer the total amount paid by the Buyer to Sotheby's for the item, in the currency of the original sale.For these purposes, "counterfeit" means
a lot that in Sotheby's reasonable opinion is an imitation created to deceive as to authorship, origin, date, age, period, culture or source, where the correct description of such matters is not reflected by the description in the catalogue (taking into account any Glossary of Terms). No lot shall be considered a counterfeit by reason only of any damage and/or restoration and/or modification work of any kind (including repainting or over-painting).
Please note that this Guarantee does not apply if either:-(i) the catalogue description was in accordance with the generally accepted opinion(s) of scholar(s) and expert(s) at the date of the sale, or the catalogue description indicated that there was a conflict of such opinions; or (ii) the only method of establishing at the date of the sale that the item was a counterfeit would have been by means of processes not then generally available or accepted, unreasonably expensive or impractical to use; or likely to have caused damage to the lot or likely (in Sotheby's reasonable opinion) to have
caused loss of value to the lot; or (iii) there has been no material loss in value of the lot from its value had it been in accordance with its description.

This Guarantee is provided for a period of five (5) years after the date of the relevant auction, is solely for the benefit of the Buyer and may not be transferred to any third party. To be able to claim under this Guarantee, the Buyer must:-
(i) notify Sotheby's in writing within three (3) months of receiving any information that causes the Buyer to question the authenticity or attribution of the item, specifying the lot number, date of the auction at which it was purchased and the reasons why it is thought to be counterfeit; and
(ii) return the item to Sotheby's in the same condition as at the date of sale to the Buyer and be able to transfer good title in the item, free from any third party claims arising after the date of the sale. Sotheby's has discretion to waive any of the above requirements. Sotheby's may require the Buyer to obtain at the Buyer's cost the reports of two independent and recognised experts in the field, mutually acceptable to Sotheby's and the Buyer.
Sotheby's shall not be bound by any reports produced by the Buyer, and reserves the right to seek additional expert advice at its own expense. In the event Sotheby's decides to rescind the sale under this Guarantee, it may refund to the Buyer the reasonable costs of up to two mutually approved independent expert reports.

IMPORTANT NOTICES ESTIMATES IN EUROS
As a guide to potential buyers, estimates for this sale are also shown in Euros. The estimates printed in the catalogue in Pounds Sterling have been converted at the following rate, which was current at the time of printing. These estimates may have been rounded

£1 = €1.30

By the date of the sale this rate is likely to have changed, and buyers are recommended to check before bidding.During the sale Sotheby's may provide a screen to show currency conversions as bidding progresses. This is intended for guidance only and all bidding will be in Pounds Sterling. Sotheby's is not responsible for any error or omissions in the operation of the currency converter.Payment for purchases is due in Pounds Sterling, however the equivalent amount in any other currency will be accepted at the rate prevailing on the day that payment is received in cleared funds.

Settlement is made to vendors in the currency in which the sale is conducted, or in another currency on request at the rate prevailing on the day that payment is made by Sotheby's.

LIABILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE FOR PURCHASED LOTS
Purchasers are requested to arrange clearance as soon as possible and are reminded that Sotheby's accepts liability for loss or damage to lots for a maximum period of thirty (30) calendar days following the date of the auction. Please refer to condition 7 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers.

COLLECTION OF LOTS MARKED 'W'
All purchased lots marked in the catalogue with a W will be transferred from the saleroom to Sotheby's Greenford Park Fine Art Storage Facility after 5 pm on the day of the sale. Collection can be made from Sotheby's Greenford Park two days after the sale, but not on the day immediately following the sale.

Exceptions to this procedure will be notified by auction room notice and announced at the time of the sale. After 30 days storage charges will commence. Please see the Buying at Auction guide for further information.

SAFETY AT SOTHEBY'S
Sotheby's is concerned for your safety while you are on our premises and we endeavour to display items safely so far as is reasonably practicable. Nevertheless, should you handle any items on view at our premises, you do so at your own risk.Some items can be large and/or heavy and can be dangerous if mishandled. Should you wish to view or inspect any items more closely please ask for assistance from a member of Sotheby's staff to ensure your safety and the safety of the property on view. Some items on view may be labelled "PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH". Should you wish to view these items you must ask for assistance from a member of Sotheby's staff who will be pleased to assist you. Thank you for your co-operation.
Shipping Terms:
Shipping
Sotheby's offers a comprehensive shipping service. Our Shipping Department can advise buyers on exporting and shipping property, and arranging delivery.For assistance please contact: Post Sale Services (Mon-Fri 9am to 5 pm) Tel +44 (0)20 7293 5220 Fax +44 (0)20 7293 5910 Email: ukpostsaleservices@sothebys.com We will send you a quotation for shipping your purchase(s). Transit risk insurance may also be included in your
quotation. If the quotation is accepted, we will arrange the shipping for you and will despatch the property as soon as possible after receiving your written agreement to the terms of the quotation, release of the property and receipt of any export licence or certificates that may be required. Despatch will be arranged at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's may charge an administrative fee for arranging the despatch. All shipments should be unpacked and checked on delivery and any discrepancies notified immediately to the party identified in your quotation and/or the accompanying documentation.

Of Royal and Noble Descent (406 Lots)

by Sotheby's

January 19, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT

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AN INTERESTING COLLECTION OF RENAISSANCE AND LATER MEDALS CIRCA 1500 AND LATER |

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Description: in a glazed display case (38cm. high by 190cm. long), each medal pierced and affixed to green baize; the arrangement of medals centred with a large lead medal of the Jewish physician Benjamin ben Eliau Be’er with Hebrew, Latin and Greek inscriptions and a Roman style portrait, dated on the reverse D.III.M (interpreted as either 1497 or 1503), 176mm; the other medals comprising eight large French lead uniface pieces depicting René de Birague (Chancellor of France), 195mm and Elizabeth of Austria (wife of Charles IX of France), 195mm, each attributed to Germain Pillon; Louis II of France, a restitution portrait, 172mm by an unknown medallist; Henry IV and Marie de Medici, 194mm, Henry IV alone, 195mm, Marie de Medici alone, 195mm and Pierre Jeannin (as Privy Councillor and Superintendant of Finances, 1618), 188mm by or attributed to Guillaume Dupré; and a portrait medal possibly of François de Guise, 192mm; two smaller Italian uniface lead medals by Pastorino of Girolama Sacrata, 1555, 66mm (this damaged) and Alberto Lollio, 1562, 66mm; two Italian bronze medals of Giovanni Boldù, 84mm and Antonio Tebaldeo, 74mm; and three French bronze medals by Claude Warin of Pierre Gassendi, 103mm, Giulio Romano, 101mm and Titian, 103mm.

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MITCHELSON OF MIDDLETON | A British Cavalry Officer; together with an Austrian Cavalry Officer

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Description: A pair, both watercolour over pencil; both signed and inscribed on a label below

Condition Report: Both these watercolours are in good condition."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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A GEORGE III MAHOGANY AND BOXWOOD STRUNG MINIATURE BUREAU, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY |

Estimate: £400 - £600

Description: the fall-front opening to reveal an arrangement of pigeon holes, above four graduated drawers

Condition Report: A sweet piece in 'country house' condition. The bureau interior with minor ink stains. The left loper lacking its brass handle. Minor loses to the veneers. Patches have been inserted beneath each hinge of the fall front top following old repairs. The colour of the left side is faded. Overall with minor marks, chips and scratches consistent with age and use, notably to the feet."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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A WILLIAM IV ROSEWOOD DOUBLE-SIDED LIBRARY TABLE, CIRCA 1835 |

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Description: the top inset with a later green leather writing surface, above six frieze drawers on lotus carved legs, terminating in brass cappings and castors

Condition Report: A boldly carved table in 'country house' condition. Overall the colour of the table is faded and would benefit from a polish according to taste. The green leather inset is a later replacement. The banded top with loses to the polished surface, and the edge with several small losses to the veneer consistent with age and use. One drawer lacking its lock mechanism and the turned wooden handles of the drawers generally with minor chips. Overall with old marks and scratches consistent with age and use. This is a handsome table which, according to taste, would benefit for some cosmetic restoration."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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A SCOTTISH GEORGE III LABURNUM ARMCHAIR, THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY |

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Description: the drop-in seat upholstered in floral needlework with 'ECOL / 1946' in manuscript to seat

Condition Report: Overall in reasonable 'country house' condition. Structurally the chair is sound and sturdy and ready to use. The colour is slightly faded and small areas of the polished surface have rubbed away. Generally it could benefit from a polish according to taste. The pierced splat with a sectional split to the top and the reverse with a filled split. There are areas of filler to the reverse of the right upright, where it joins the top rail, and an old repaired break to the armrest where it joins the upright. The shoe of the splat lacking a small section of moulding. The rear seat rail and possibly the stretchers to the sides and back apparently replaced. One scroll end to the arm rest with a chip and overall the chair has old marks, chips and scratches consistent with age and use."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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CIRCLE OF NICOLAS POUSSIN | Design for a frieze: two griffons with a decorative urn and rinceaux motif

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Description: Pen and black ink and brown wash, over traces of black and red chalk, within red chalk framing lines; on two sheets of paper;bears inscription in pen and black ink over black chalk on the verso: Renier/ monsieur francois est venu le 5me doctobre 1641/ pour faire les perles Et diamans qui sont aux/ pettites tapisseries de Raphel Et à commancé/ par le tableau des luttuers Et il Est convenu de/travailler pour 4 Jules le Jour.

Condition Report: One sheet is L shaped, with the top square blank and on its verso the inscription. Small tear on right side and some brown stains at bottom left. The left side which folds in has some losses along the fold; the right end is pasted on. Some pale stains but basically good condition."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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CIRCLE OF PIETRO BUONACCORSI, CALLED PERINO DEL VAGA | <em>Recto</em> and <em>verso:</em> designs for a ceiling decoration with winged figures, a soldier on horseback and grotesque designs

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Description: Pen and brown ink and wash over black chalk (recto and verso); bears lettering on the verso, probably indications of colouring and in black chalk: indoratura 

Condition Report: Folded in the middle. Three of the margins with small fold. The sheet is uncut at all the edges. Around the margins there are litle tears and a bigger one of about three centimeters is at the center of the left margin. The bottom left corner slightly torn. Two brown oil staines in the central part of the sheet towards the left side. Little foxing scattered around."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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ATTRIBUTED TO LELIO ORSI | Design for a frieze, including satyrs, animals and putti entwined with acanthus leaves 

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Description: Pen and brown ink and wash, on the right a faint sketch in red chalk;numbered in pen and brown ink: 11 and on the backing a pencil attribution Lelio de Novelara

Condition Report: Laid down but glued only at the margins. Left margin damaged few losses and tears and surface rubbed. Lower left tip of corner missing. In three corners pin point holes and two at the top center. Creases to the right margin and a small tear near the top of right corner. Some small black spots at the bottom of sheet particolarly to the left side. Pen and ink and wash quite fresh overall."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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CIRCLE OF NICOLAS POUSSIN | 12 designs for architectural elements and other decorative schemes

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Description: The majority executed in pen and brown ink and wash, many with partial red chalk borders

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PIETRO AQUILA | Partial view of wall elevation in the gallery; Virgin with the unicorn and surrounding wall decoration

Estimate: £300 - £500

Description: Two engravings printed in red, 1674, plates 17 and 18 from the series of 24 engravings after the paintings by Annibale Carracci for the Galleria of the Palazzo Farnese, Rome, each unframed 

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A VICTORIAN SIMULATED OAK FOLIO STAND, PROBABLY SCOTTISH, MID-19TH CENTURY |

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Description: the angled top above three sliding shelves, on turned uprights terminating in ceramic castors

Condition Report: In 'country house' condition with old marks, chips and scratches consistent with age and use. The rail of the sloped top with a repaired break to the left corner. The handles are lose and with chips and loses to the ebonised surface. The front right castor is replaced."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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A GEORGE III MAHOGANY GAINSBOROUGH ARMCHAIR, CIRCA 1760 |

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Description: covered in wool needlework worked with a geometric repeat design

Condition Report: Overall in reasonable condition. The close nailed upholstery is lacking a few pins, notably to the armrests, and would benefit from a gentle clean according to taste. The frame with minor old marks and scratches consistent with age and use. Feet now pinned with metal pads. Seat rails not inspected."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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A GEORGE III MAHOGANY STOOL, CIRCA 1760 |

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Description: covered in needlework worked with a geometric repeat design and with blind-fret carving to the legs

Condition Report: Overall in reasonable 'country house' condition. The upholstery worn and has a few small frayed losses which would benefit from attention and a clean according to taste. The seat rails not inspected. The feet now pinned with metal pads. There are old marks, scratches and chips to the mahogany frame consistent with age and use."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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AN EDWARDIAN GILT-BRASS MOUNTED MAHOGANY DWARF BOOKCASE, EARLY 20TH CENTURY |

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TWO EDWARDIAN REVOLVING CROSSBANDED MAHOGANY BOOK TABLES, CIRCA 1905 |

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Description: one inlaid to the top with a conch shell and palmettes with boxwood strung reserves, the other boxwood and ebony strung

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ANTWERP SCHOOL, CIRCA 1540 | Portrait of a bearded gentleman, half-length, wearing a ruff and a black hat, holding a ring on his left hand

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Description: oil on oak panel

Condition Report: The small panel is uncradled, flat and stable. The paint surface appears in good overall condition with no major damages. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals some very old sensitively executed scattered retouchings throughout. The face and collar, however have had very little intervention indeed. The painting is in good overall condition. Offered in a gilt wood frame in fair condition."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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A GEORGE III BLUE JOHN, ALABASTER AND 'ASHFORD MARBLE' URN, DERBYSHIRE, LATE 18TH CENTURY |

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Description: in the form of a lidded campana vase raised on a square base

Condition Report: In country house condition with chips and scratches consistent with age. The knopped finial re-glued."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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AN EMPIRE GILT-MOUNTED BLACK MARBLE MANTEL CLOCK, CIRCA 1800 |

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Description: 4-inch painted replaced dial, the movement with later conversion to lever platform escapement, outside count wheel striking on a bell, the urn-shaped case with urn surmount, the moulded plinth inset with gilt plaques, on turned feet

Condition Report: Dial is a painted replacement, original gilt hands. Movement is dirty and needs complete service and overhaul, no running, later conversion to lever platform escapement. Case is dirty, mounts very dirty, damage and poor repair to marble base at rear left corner, rear glass door distorted and now held with a later bracket. No winder."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. 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. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.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."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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A FLEMISH WALNUT SETTEE, 19TH CENTURY |

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Description: with later cut-velvet upholstery

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A GEORGE III MAHOGANY GAINSBOROUGH ARMCHAIR, CIRCA 1780 |

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A SCOTTISH VICTORIAN WALNUT AND BURR WALNUT KNEEHOLE DESK BY MORISON & CO., EDINBURGH, CIRCA 1890 |

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Description: with nine drawers arranged around a recessed cupboard, central drawer stamped

Condition Report: Overall in 'country house' condition. The top with old marks and scratches, notably water marks and what appear to be a few small burn marks, and areas of rubbing to the polished surface which reveal the underlying timber. It would therefore benefit from a polish according to taste. There is a stable age crack to the left side of the top and a further spilt to the rear right corner. The drawer fronts are veneered in highly figured walnut and there are losses along one edge of the cock beading on two drawers, and a further drawer is lacking a brass handle. The drawer above the knee whole lacking the drawer stoppers and another drawer with just one drawer stopper which is currently detached. The panelled back with movement due to age shrinkage. The desk is on castors. Overall with old marks and scratches consistent with age and use."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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A PAIR OF SCOTTISH VICTORIAN OAK LIBRARY ARMCHAIRS BY MORISON & CO., EDINBURGH, CIRCA 1860 |

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Description: the later leather upholstered button backs on turned legs ending in brass cappings and castors, stamped MORISON & Cυo / EDINBURGH and 1418 and 1419 respectively

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A VICTORIAN MAHOGANY LONGCASE REGULATOR, ROBERT BRYSON, EDINBURGH, CIRCA 1840 |

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Description: silvered dial with annular minutes enclosing subsidiary hours and seconds dials, signed Robt. Bryson, Edinburgh, the movement with shaped plates, deadbeat escapement, maintaining power, very high count train, mounted on a cast-iron bracket, the separately suspended mercury pendulum with steel flask, silvered beat plaque, the plain case with glazed trunk door,

Condition Report: Dial in good condition but rather dirty. Movement is complete but very much in need of a clean, pendulum contains mercury. Case in generally good condition though rather dry and some mouldings detached but we have them, one moulding missing from lower right side of hood. old scuffs and minor marks throughout. With mercury pendulum, winder and case key."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. 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. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.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."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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AN INTERESTING COLLECTION OF BLUE JOHN SPECIMEN OBJECTS, 18TH CENTURY AND LATER |

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Description: comprising; two ovoid desk weights with later brass mounts, a small finial shaped vase, two specimen eggs on gilt-metal stands, four bowls, a snuff box, a desk weight, two lenticular discs and four ovoid pendants (17)

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A SCOTTISH GEORGE IV MARQUETRY AND INLAID SPECIMEN HARDWOOD WORKBOX BY JEREMIAH MACKNEIL, CIRCA 1820 |

Estimate: £500 - £1,000

Description: decorated with birds and geometric reserves and borders in veneers including mahogany, rosewood, fruitwood, yew, ivory, boxwood and ebony, fitted with a red papier-mâché fitted interior and brass lion mask ring handles to each side

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A GEORGE III SPECIMEN PARQUETRY AND ROSEWOOD TABLE, CIRCA 1780, POSSIBLY SCOTTISH |

Estimate: £600 - £800

Description: the top with geometric inlay, on square tapering legs

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A SUITE OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY SEAT FURNITURE, CIRCA 1775 |

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Description: comprising a sofa and three side chairs, all upholstered in later green damask, losses (4)

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A GEORGE IV GILT-BRASS MOUNTED AND INLAID ROSEWOOD SOFA TABLE, CIRCA 1825 |

Estimate: £1,800 - £2,500

Description: the top with a single frieze drawer and opposing dummy drawer, on a simulated rosewood stem and four sabre legs terminating in brass cappings and castors

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A GEORGE IV MAHOGANY WHATNOT, CIRCA 1825 |

Estimate: £600 - £900

Description: the turned uprights with four tiers ending in brass cappings and castors  

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A GEORGE IV OAK TRIPOD TABLE, CIRCA 1825, ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS |

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Description: the lobed top on a cluster column stem and cabriole legs

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A PAIR OF EDWARDIAN MAHOGANY AND BOXWOOD STRUNG UPHOLSTERED ARMCHAIRS, EARLY 20TH CENTURY |

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Description: in George III style, upholstered in velvet

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A WILLIAM IV ROSEWOOD BREAKFAST TABLE, CIRCA 1835 |

Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000

Description: the tilt-top on a lotus carved pillar and tri-form base, with concealed brass castors

Condition Report: The highly figured top is faded due to exposure to sun light and there is an split along the centre of the table along a constructional joint as a result of shrinkage. The top has a notable scratch and overall there are old marks and scratches consistent with age and use. There are minor loses and repairs the veneers on the tri-form base."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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A GEORGE III MAHOGANY SOFA, CIRCA 1775 |

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Description: with a serpentine back, above moulded square tapering legs joined by stretchers

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A SCOTTISH EARLY VICTORIAN CARVED WALNUT DISPLAY CABINET-ON-STAND, MID-19TH CENTURY, ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN TAYLOR & SONS OF EDINBURGH |

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Description: elaborately carved, the upper section with a pair of doors enclosing two adjustable shelves above two short drawers, the serpentine base with two short drawers, on cabriole legs and with a shaped stretcher

Condition Report: A boldly carved piece overall in reasonable restored condition. The glazed doors and adjustable shelves are a bit sticky due to movement of the timbers. There are minor chips and loses to the carved detail commensurate with age and use. The right side of the cabinet and stand is faded and a stained wash has been applied to the upper section. The upper section is not fixed to the stand though there is evidence of fixing points to the top of the stand. Overall with minor old marks and scratches, notably to the top of the stand where the cabinet has moved, consistent with age and use. Please note this piece is made from an exotic hardwood and not walnut as stated in the printed catalogue. "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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A WILLIAM AND MARY WALNUT AND MARQUETRY CENTRE TABLE TOP, LATE 17TH CENTURY |

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Description: on a later stand with a single frieze drawer on later spiral-twist legs, on brass cappings and castors

Condition Report: Overall in reasonable restored condition. The marquetry top is very fine though the walnut banding is later and some of the marquetry panels have been slightly reduced accordingly. The top is warped slightly and there are minor loses, chips and restorations to the marquetry commensurate with age. There are two noticeable loses to veneers at opposing corners of the top and the moulded edge on one side with signs of movement and lifting. The stand is well matched and overall with minor chips and scratches consistent with age and use. An attractive table."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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A SMALL EDWARDIAN MAHOGANY AND UPHOLSTERED SETTEE, EARLY 20TH CENTURY |

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Description: covered in floss silk floral needlework worked with a repeat pattern design with a carnation motif against a stylised trellis pattern

Condition Report: In country house condition. The floral needlework upholstery with some losses showing foundation in areas, otherwise stable and ready to use condition. The seat back does not have the same textile covering, and has a plain textile panel. The frame with minor old marks and scratches commensurate with use. The feet pinned with metal pads."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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A LOUIS XV-STYLE GILT-MOUNTED WHITE MARBLE MANTEL CLOCK, FRENCH, CIRCA 1890 |

Estimate: £200 - £300

Description: 3¾-inch enamel dial signed Sarton a Liege, the Marti bell striking movement with lever platform escapement, the drum mounted on a breakfront portico base with gilt mounts

Condition Report: Dial cracked and badly damaged between 9 and 10. Movement appears to be complete but is dirty and not running - needs clean and service. Case and mounts are dirty with edge chips to marble. With a winder."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. 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. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.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."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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TWO GEORGE III IVORY-VENEERED AND TORTOISESHELL-BANDED TEA CADDIES, BOTH LATE 18TH CENTURY |

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Description: one with silver mounts and mother-of-pearl inlay, the front inset with a miniature, the other with rosewood lids to the interior

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A EDWARDIAN MAHOGANY AND BOXWOOD STRUNG WRITING DESK, EARLY 20TH CENTURY |

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Description: in George III style, the baize inset top above three frieze drawers, the central drawer fitted with a hinged writing surface, the opposing side with a hinged writing slide above dummy drawers, on square tapering legs

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A FRENCH FAIENCE MODEL OF A CAT, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY |

Estimate: £400 - £600

Description: in the manner of Emile Gallé, wearing a green cloak painted with flowers and gilded flower sprigs, inset with green glass eyes,

Condition Report: There is repair to the cat's rear paws and to his left front leg There is glaze crazing throughout."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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A GEORGE III OCTAGONAL BRASS-BOUND MAHOGANY CELLARET, CIRCA 1800 |

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Description: the hinged top enclosing a later lead liner divided into compartments, on later square tapering legs

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A GEORGE IV BRASS-INLAID ROSEWOOD CENTRE TABLE, CIRCA 1825, IN THE MANNER OF JOHN WELLSMAN |

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Description: the circular tilt-top with a broad cut-brass border, on a concave triangular stem and triangular base with winged gilt-brass paw feet

Condition Report: A very fine table in country house condition. The brass inlay to the top has some minor areas of lifting which would benefit from professional attention to secure. There are some areas of rubbing to the polished surface which shows exceptional figuring throughout. The tilt-top is in good working order. There are some signs of tarnishing to the brass feet but this is circumstantial as the chasing is of a very high quality. With some old marks and scratches commensurate with age and use."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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A PAIR OF GEORGE III BRASS BOUND MAHOGANY PEAT BUCKETS, CIRCA 1780 |

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Description: of coopered form with crossed brass handles

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A GEORGE III BRASS BOUND MAHOGANY WINE COOLER, LATE 18TH CENTURY |

Starting bid: £600 (0 bids)

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A COLLECTION OF EIGHT GEORGIAN GLASSES, MID-18TH CENTURY |

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Description: comprising a glass with teared bell shaped bowl on plain stem and a similar smaller example; a goblet with solid stem and domed folded foot; a cordial glass with ogee bowl engraved with grapevine, double series opaque-twist stem; a sweetmeat glass with ogee bowl and everted dentil rim, opaque-twist knopped stem, radially moulded foot and a short glass with ogee bowl, solid stem, domed folded foot, and two similar wine glasses, probably Dutch, with bell shaped bowls on spiral moulded stems, folded feet, 10.6cm., 4 1/8 in. to 19.1cm., 7 1/2 in. high; together with a small façon de Venise vase, late 17th century, of baluster form with flaring rim, with a blue trailed wavy band at neck, folded foot

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A DUTCH MARQUETRY AND MAHOGANY DEMI-LUNE CABINET, LATE 18TH CENTURY/EARLY 19TH CENTURY |

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Description: with a single frieze drawer, fitted with enamelled brass handles, above tambour cupboard doors enclosing a shelf

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JONATHAN RICHARDSON | Self Portrait

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Description: oil on canvas

Condition Report: The canvas has a firm lining, the paint surface is secure and stable and in seemingly nice condition. The varnish appears even and clear. The blues of the sitters jacket and cap have been painted in thin washes and a slight degree of wear is visible in parts. The white of his cravat and the flesh tones are all very well preserved. Inspection under ultra violet light reveals next to no visible restoration - the varnish does fluoresce slightly opaque - there may be some wash strengthening to parts of the dark tones of the background. Offered in a carved and gilt wood frame in fair condition. "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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JONATHAN RICHARDSON | Portrait of Alexander Pope

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Description: oil on canvas, in a carved and gilt wood frame

Condition Report: The canvas has a firm relining. The paint surface is secure and stable with an even and clear varnish. In seemingly nice condition. There are no major damages or restorations visible to the naked eye. The browns of the sitters fur lapels are painted in thin glazes and there is sign of some very minor wear in some of the shadows. The red highlight of the sleeve and flesh tones look to be well preserved. Inspection under ultra violet light reveals next to no restoration. The varnish does fluoresce somewhat opaque - there is a chance there is some wash strengthenings in the dark tones of the back ground. Offered in a carved and gesso gilt wood frame in good condition. "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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WILLIAM DOUGLAS | Portrait of Gamekeeper Pattison of Dalhousie Castle and his two dogs

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Description: Watercolour over pencil;signed lower right: W.D. 1822; inscribed on the backboard as titled

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