Frank Cowan, Patterson, New York; Roger Gonzales, Kent, Connecticut, July 1999; Vogel Collection no. 661.
Repetitive ball-turning was a common decorative device in Boston during the last quarter of the 17th century. The turning is most prevalent on Boston made ‘Cromwellian’ side chairs. Other much scarcer furniture forms such as settees and gateleg tables survive The currently offered lot is one of just a handful of ball-turned stools that exist.
Overall fine condition. Wear commensurate with age and use. Some minor age cracks throughout. 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.