After a model executed in 1736 probably for Louis XV's small galerie des chasses exotiques at Versailles by Jacques Verbercks (1704-1777) "sculpteur des Bâtiments du Roi" (see P. Arizzoli-Clémentel, Versailles, Furniture of the Royal Palace, Dijon, 2002, pp. 275-276).
Marble tops with some scattered small chips. Both console tables with age and construction cracks, signs of old worm damage and losses and abrasions to carving. Scattered losses to gesso. Gilding with rubbing, losses and surface dirt overall. Gilding partially refreshed. In sound condition. 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.