Description: the drop leaf sides flanking one frieze drawer, ensuite with lot 359
Dimensions: open 71cm. high, 59.5cm. wide, 45cm. deep; 2ft. 4in., 1ft. 11½in., 1ft. 5¾in.
Condition Report: In country house condition. The top surface distressed and with losses and two areas of discolouration. There is light staining and wear. The gilt and lacquer to the front and top has been rubbed and worn. There is one minor loss to the lower moulded edge and some very minor signs of old worm which appears to be no longer active. With 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."
Provenance: Most probably purchased by The Hon. Charlotte Fitzroy, Viscountess Dungannon (1767 – 1828) for Brynkinalt Hall, Denbighshire during her extensive remodelling of the house in the first quarter of the 19υth century;
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Thence by descent.