Property from a Distinguished New York Collection
produced by A. J. Iversen, Denmark
with manufacturer's label Snedkermester/A.J. Iversen/København
29⅞ x 66⅛ x 33¼ in. (75.8 x 167.9 x 84.4 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The wood appears to have been refinished at some point in the history of the piece and has been beautifully preserved, presenting with occasional fine surface scratches, areas of light discoloration and very minor abrasions concentrated to the desk corners and the drawers, consistent with age and gentle use. The tabletop presents with a few slightly larger surface scratches to the proper left side visible upon close inspection, the largest measuring approximately 3 inches long. The brass elements with very minor surface scratches, not visually disruptive. One of the drawers with some traces of adhesive residue on the interior. The desk is accompanied by an original working key. The present model is a wonderful example of modern Danish design.
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.
Phillips London, September 24, 2014, lot 54
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Grete Jalk, 40 Years of Danish Furniture Design: The Copenhagen Cabinet-makers’ Guild Exhibitions 1927-1966, Vol. 4: 1957-1966, Copenhagen, 1987, pp. 92-93 (for a period photograph of a closely related model)