Game On: Property from the Collection of Ryan Brant
“TEMPUS” WALL CABINET
comprising a mirror and barometer
produced by Poltronova, Agliana, Italy
laminated and stained wood, mirrored glass, glass, brass
68 x 25¼ x 11½ in. (172.7 x 64.1 x 29.2 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The work presents with minute surface scratches and very light discoloration to the stained wood surfaces throughout and concentrated to the edges of the upper unit. The upper, stained wood shelf with some light discoloration to the wooden surface. The mirror with light scuffing and the brass barometer with minor oxidation to the frame and minor scratches to the glass surface. A rare example of a model exhibited at the Centro Fly exhibition in Milan in 1965. Functionality of the barometer is not guaranteed and it could need service at the buyer's discretion.
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.
Ronald T. Labaco, Ettore Sottsass: Architect and Designer, exh. cat., Los Angeles County Museum of Art, London, 2006, p. 135 (for a related model)
Philippe Thomé, Sottsass, London, 2014, p. 191 (for the model exhibited at the Centro Fly exhibition, Milan, 1965)