Lot 1
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A pair of gilt-bronze mounted black painted wooden benches, first half 19th century

Estimate
7,000 - 10,000 EUR
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Description

  • wood and gilted bronze
  • Haut. 68 cm., larg. 93 cm. ; Height 26⅔in., width 36⅔in.
with carved armrests on sabre legs, with griffins, palms and shells; (these benches will be sold without their panther skin upholstery)

Condition

The illustration of the catalogue is accurate. There are the inevitable dents, marks and scratches due to age and use. There are woodworms traces. The feet of one bench have been reinforced with wooden blocks. The gilt-bronze elements are rubbed and tarnished. Both constructions are firm. Please note that the pair of benches is sold without the panther fur visible on the catalogue illustration.
"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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."