Description: with later short bracket feet, losses
Dimensions: 79cm. high, 68cm. wide, 46cm. deep; 2ft. 7in., 2ft. 5in., 1ft. 6in.
Condition Report: The commode is in fair condition, with marks and scratches consistent with age and use, notably to the top which has some watermarks. There are minor losses overall to the veneers, especially to the moulded plinth. One handle lacking from the bottom drawer, and it is possible these handles are later. Some replaced elements to the plinth base. Evidence of historic worm notably to sides which has resulted in some fragmentation. Attractive shape.
"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: Formerly in the collection of Victor Cavendish-Bentinck, 9th Duke of Portland (1897-1990);
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