Property from the Geyer Collection
with two original keys
rosewood, walnut marquetry, bronze
signed Gallé within the marquetry
42¼ x 26½ x 15¾ in. (107.3 x 67.3 x 40 cm)
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Overall very good condition. The wooden surfaces present with minor fine scratches concentrated to the burr inlaid marquetry, tabletop and feet, and not visually disruptive. The tabletop and corners with light and occasional surface residue consistent with age, which can be professionally removed at the client’s discretion.. The upper drawer with a concentrated area of crackling to the fruitwood marquetry in an area measuring approximately 1/2 inch and not visually distracting. The cabinet door is fully operative and easily closes with the provided key, and can be pushed inwards about 2 inches into the door frame. This lot includes two original, removable shelves.
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.
Christie's London, January 30, 2013, lot 714
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Alastair Duncan and Georges de Bartha, Gallé Furniture, New York, 2012, p. 283