Lot 12
  • 12

A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI CARVED GILTWOOD FAUTEUILS CIRCA 1775

Estimate
3,000 - 5,000 USD
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Description

  • beechwood, gilt
  • height 35 in.
  • 89 cm
en suite with lots 11 and 13.

Provenance

Property from the Estate of Mrs. Charles W. Engelhard, Christie's New York, March 18, 2005, lot 272

Condition

Good quality. Re-upholstered and one seat with a sprung seat. Losses, re-touching and later over painting to gilt surface and gesso. Areas of exposed timber from rubbing/wear. One rosette is missing to the top of one leg. Leather with cracking and tear reveling stuffing. Stable and solid.
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.