Notley Abbey Inventory, April 1948, p. 16, principal bedroom, ‘A French Empire oval Show Table the interior lined ruby velvet glazed top with ormolu gallery mahogany and fine framing on japanned and gilt turned pillar and scroll tripod 19½" wide’ (The Vivien Leigh Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, THM/433/6/1).
This was used to display Vivien's collection of antique watches and latterly, snuff boxes.
Decorative. Losses. Chips to parcel gilt. Red velvet faded to a puce color. Losses to applied brass flower heads. Old marks and scratches consistent with age and use. "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."