The later arms are those of Prince Louis Guillaume Laurent Victor de Croÿ and those of his wife Hortense de l'Espine (1867-1932), who he married in 1887. The Princess Croÿ donated many of the paintings from her collection to the Louvre Museum.
In overall good condition, usual scratches.
Fully marked under the base, under the cover and under the silver-plated warming-stand.
In the English taste. "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."