SOFA, MODEL NO. 1727
produced by Widdicomb Furniture Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan
walnut, brass, fabric upholstery
31⅝ x 72 x 30 in. (80.2 x 182.8 x 76.2 cm)
Overall in good condition. The upholstery presents with some very minor staining, loose threads, and areas of sun fading, mainly concentrated to the edges and back of the sofa, consistent with age and use. The wood surfaces present with minor scratches, indentations, and some losses to finish, consistent with age and use. Minor separation at wood seams, consistent with the natural aging process of the material over time. Some concentrated areas of scuffing and finish loss located on the wood on the back lower portion of the sofa, only visible upon close inspection. The brass feet present with scattered scuffing, minor areas of tarnish, some minor indentations, and scratches, consistent with age and use. An overall elegant form by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings.
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.
Dana John, Los Angeles
Acquired from the above by the present owner
The Widdicomb Furniture Company, sales catalogue, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1954, n.p.