This piece contains rosewood so please note the accompanying saleroom notice.
Overall in reasonable restored condition with typical chips and loses to the carved detaileconsistent with age and use, notably to the flower petals and claw feet of the casket. There is a stable shrinkage crack to the lid of the casket. The interior of the rosewood caddies with foil residue.The stand with several repaired breaks, notably to the foliate swags issuing from the top, and also with age cracks to the base entirely consistent with age. The surface with ingrained dust and dirt which is sticky to touch and would benefit from a clean according to taste. Generally with minor old marks and scratches consistent with age. A decorative and accomplished piece of carving. "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."