Joe Kindig Jr. & Son, York, Pennsylvania, October 1996; Vogel Collection no. 617.
This rare rolled paper-work is an exquisite example of a small group of similar coats of arms. A Boston example is in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (acc. no. 57.714). They were popular in England during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.
Scattered losses to rolled paper elements; a few have become detached an now rest at the bottom of the case. Glass panel with a horizontal crack across the centre. The glue in several areas of the tightly scrolled red and gold fields in the central shield and surrounding foliate scrolls has worn, and the scrolls have become detached and separated in places, visible in catalogue photo; these all appear to be stable. The wire date figure lacking the final digit. The knight's helmet above the central shield has dropped slightly from its original position, but its current position has been stabilized through an old repair. Some oxidation and fading to colours of paper and internal fabric, consistent with age. Box frame with scatted rubbing and losses to ebonized surface. 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.