Description: the inset white marble top with a brass gallery surround, with three drawers, on slender cabriole legs joined by an undertier, with sabots; the sides with associated masks
Dimensions: 72cm. high, 41.5cm. wide, 31cm. deep; 2ft. 4¼in., 1ft. 4in., 1ft.
Condition Report: A good piece with marks and scratches consistent with age and use. The marble top with one repaired breakage and the front-right corner chipped. The brass gallery tarnished, with one minimal breakage. Very minor losses to the veneer, and secure shrinking cracks to both sides. The mounts with light tarnishing. The undertier with overall losses and one secure noticeable crack. Losses and repairs to the parquetry overall, but no lifting to the veneer. Ready to place.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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Provenance: Most probably purchased by Arthur Hill-Trevor, 3rd Viscount Dungannon (1798 – 1862) for 3, Grafton Street, London;
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Moved to Brynkinalt Hall, Denbighshire following his death and thence by descent.