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Lot 22: A GERMAN GILT-BRONZE-AND BRASS-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, STAINED SYCAMORE, BURR WOOD, FRUITWOOD, HOLLY AND MARQUETRY CYLINDER BUREAU BY DAVID ROENTGEN (1743-1807), NEUWIED, CIRCA 1773-75 |

Est: £150,000 GBP - £300,000 GBP
Sotheby'sJuly 08, 2015London, United Kingdom

Item Overview

Description

with a three-quarter galleried rectangular top above a roll-top depicting a chinoiserie scene with figures including a fisherwoman and a female with a parasol flanked by a parrot with three boys fishing on a jetty together with a female water carrier and a child above a pull-out inset tooled leather writing slide with a fitted interior with three pigeon holes and four short serpentine drawers above a long drawer panelled to simulate three drawers decorated with floral sprays including roses and tulips above brass fluting and two short drawers on cabriole legs terminating in gilt-bronze acanthus cast feet, the sides with the ribbon and rose marquetry intersected by a spear, the back with the inventory stamp in black ink H.Inv H.Inv 24 98

Dimensions

113cm. high, 124cm. wide, 65cm. deep; 3ft. 8½in., 4ft. ¾in., 2ft. 1½in.

Artist or Maker

Condition Report

In overall good conserved condition. Colour less orange overall and the detail of the roll-top pp. 150-151 is less yellow and slightly darker with much more contrast of colours than in the catalogue photograph. The detail to the marquetry is very well executed and in excellent condition. There is also a restoration to the veneer on the top approx. 16 x 10.5cm showing slightly lighter in colour than the rest.Old minor restorations generally to the veneer especially along the top edge framing the roll-top which shows slightly different veneers of a slightly reddish colour than the rest. There have also been some restorations and replacements to the veneer. There is a push button release for the roll-top. The leather on the inside is worn. The mechanism for the roll top is now missing but the roll-top still functions without it. The sides have restored vertical construction cracks but these have been well executed and are not too noticeable.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Provenance

Most probably acquired by Johann Friedrich Alexander zu Wied-Neuwied (1706-1791, Neuwied), Graf zu Wied-Neuwied (1737–1784), Fürst zu Wied (1784–1791).
Thence by descent to William Frederick, Prince of Wied (Wilhelm Friedrich Hermann Otto Karl Fürst von Wied, (1872, Neuwied–1945)).
Professor Dr. Kurt Meyer purchased from the above in around 1924 to 1926.
Acquired approximately 50 years ago from him by the family of the present owner, a Private German Collector.

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Sotheby's
July 08, 2015, 10:00 AM GMT

34-35 New Bond Street, London, LDN, W1A 2AA, UK

Terms

Live bidding may start higher or lower

Buyer's Premium

£1 - 100,000:30.0%
£100,001 - 1,800,000:25.0%
£1,800,001+:17.0%

Bidding Increments

From:To:Increment:
£0£999£50
£1,000£1,999£100
£2,000£2,999£200
£3,000£3,199£200
£3,200£3,799£300
£3,800£4,199£200
£4,200£4,799£300
£4,800£4,999£200
£5,000£9,999£500
£10,000£19,999£1,000
£20,000£29,999£2,000
£30,000£31,999£2,000
£32,000£37,999£3,000
£38,000£41,999£2,000
£42,000£47,999£3,000
£48,000£49,999£2,000
£50,000£99,999£5,000
£100,000£199,999£10,000
£200,000£299,999£20,000
£300,000£319,999£20,000
£320,000£379,999£30,000
£380,000£419,999£20,000
£420,000£479,999£30,000
£480,000£499,999£20,000
£500,000£999,999£50,000
£1,000,000£1,999,999£100,000
£2,000,000£2,999,999£200,000
£3,000,000£3,199,999£200,000
£3,200,000£3,799,999£300,000
£3,800,000£4,199,999£200,000
£4,200,000£4,799,999£300,000
£4,800,000£4,999,999£200,000
£5,000,000£9,999,999£500,000
£10,000,000+£1,000,000

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