Sumner Sturtevant (1828-1897), a Nyack, New York piano maker, married in 1855 Ellen Burd (1834-1926), the daughter of Thomas Burd (1804-1878), carpenter in Nyack who built the house depicted sometime between 1859-1875. The house was reportedly the last house built in Nyack using mortise-and-tenon joinery.
Overall fine condition. Verso tape hinged at top. Retains very strong colors, with some discoloration in the sky.Right corner restored, minor losses at the edges. Repair in middle right. Signed Edward Lange, 1875 M. 25. 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.