Description: in Louis XIV style, the hinged lid enclosing a red velvet-lined interior, with Bramah lock
Dimensions: 18.5cm. high, 39.5cm. wide, 30.5cm. deep; 7¼in., 15½in., 12in.
Condition Report: This casket is in good condition, with marks and scratches consistent with age and use. Minor tarnishing to the gilt bronze. The early pietre dure panels are in good condition and have some minor conservation.
"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 Carl Desantis;
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Sotheby's New York, 4 November 2011, lot 219