For related examples : Philippe Dejean, Carlo-Rembrand-Ettore-Jean Bugatti, Paris, 1981, p. 50 Bugatti, exhibition catalogue, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, July 18 - September 19, 1999, p. 12 Marie-Madeleine Massé, Carlo Bugatti au musée d'Orsay, Paris, 2001, pp. 85 et 95
This table needs the care of a professional restorer in order to fix the numerous holes, cracks, lacks of wood and bone. There are many woodworm holes, and the structure should be checked by a professional.
This lot would deserve to be entirely restored in order to recover its splendour as it is a very rare model in Carlo's Bugatti's work by its dimensions and quality. "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."