This spring, Sotheby’s is delighted to offer a joint single-owner sale of fine English and European decorative arts from the estate of Roger Rechler and the Collection of Dorothy and Wendell Cherry. Each of these collectors had a distinctive style favoring English, French and Continental furniture and decorative arts which transformed two rather different interiors, namely a fine formal townhouse in New York City’s Upper East Side and a beautiful turn-of-the-century Southern Colonial villa situated in idyllic Kentucky horse country. Whilst building such distinctive collections, both collectors shared a passion for breeding and showing dogs, many of which lovingly shared their lives and their homes.
Please note that when this work was previously sold at Sotheby's, New York, June 7, 1991, lot 61, it was catalogued as by John Frederick Herring, Sr.
Please note that this lot contains bone, not ivory as stated in the printed catalogue.
Please note that the bold line heading should read as follows: A Regency ormolu-mounted white marble mantle timepiece, first quarter 19th century
Please note that the lead-in for this lot should read 'A DUTCH SILVER TABLE BELL, CIRCA 1900'. The piece bears spurious 18th century marks. The revised estimate is $300 - 500.
Please note that this lot was inadvertently omitted from the printed catalogue. The description should read as follows: A Louis-Philippe style gilt and patinated bronze three-light chandelier. This lot was correctly shown in the e-catalogue and on exhibition.
Please note that this lot is a matched pair.
Please note that the ormolu mounts on this lot are 19th century.
Please note that this pair is 20th century, not 19th century as stated in the printed catalogue.
Please note the additional literature: N. Jeffares, Dictionary of pastellists before 1800, London 2006, p. 249, reproduced in color.
Please note that the armrests to the present settees have been re-shaped.
Please note that the service also includes a wastebowl.
Please note that this lot contains ivory and may require a license for export.
This Lot has been withdrawn from the sale.
Please note that this lot contains twelve hand colored etchings, not ten as stated in the printed catalogue.
The condition report should be amended to read: the watercolor appears to have faded in places, particularly in the yellow petals of the tulip.