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One of two iconic table designs presented by Von Nessen in the 1931 exhibition of the American Union of Decorative Artists and Craftsmen (AUDAC) at the Brooklyn Museum, another example of the model is in the permanent collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Overall excellent condition. Showing some oxidation to the metal surface consistent with age and use. Most of the oxidation spots concentrated to the foot of the table as seen in the catalogue illustration. The top with only some very slight shallow scratches and some dullness to the surface. Minor chips scattered to the outer edges of the top. It appears that this piece has been carefully taken care of over time, and the current conditions of the top and metal base are evidence of this care. Please note, photographs showing alternative angles of this table are included in the online catalogue viewable at Sothebys.com. 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.