These elegantly carved guéridons relate to a group of carved giltwood furniture made in Venice around the mid-18th century, and of which a comparable example is found in S. Levy, Il Mobile Veneziano del Settecento, ill. 275.
Re-gilt. Marks and scratches and chips consistent with age, and traces of old woodworm which appears to be no longer active. One with a leg slightly lose in need of attention. The other with one open joint; the two other have been re-glued. "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."