Sotheby's Paris, 17 May, 2001, lot 257 Acquired from the above by the present owner
Patrick Mauriès, FORNASETTI: DESIGNER OF DREAMS, exh. cat., Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1991, p. 257 Barnaba Fornasetti, ed., FORNASETTI: The Complete Universe, New York, 2010, p. 373, figs 92-93
Overall in very good condition. The painted surfaces with minor scattered nicks and chips, concentrated to the upper and lower outer edges, notably the lower right proper corner and the centre of the lower drawer. The proper right side panel with two scratches running parallel and vertically, measuring approximately 14cm each. The brass handles and feet with minor scattered oxidation. "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."