WENDELL CASTLE | DR. VERMIN'S ATTITUDE
6,000 - 8,000 USD
DR. VERMIN'S ATTITUDE
yellow-stained curly maple, painted poplar, ebonized cherry
signed and dated WENDELL CASTLE 1986
57 x 34 x 15 in. (145 x 86 x 38 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The wood surfaces present with some very minor discoloration and light surface scratches consistent with age and use. Drawer opens and closes easily. Very minor areas of loss to finish mainly concentrated to the edges of the feet, and one area of wood glue residue to the bottom of one foot, only visible upon close inspection and likely inherent to production. A whimsical and unique work by Castle.
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.
Milliken Gallery, New York
Private Northeast Collection, 1986
Acquired from the above by the preset owner
Emily Evans Eerdmans, Wendell Castle: A Catalogue Raisonné, 1958–2012, New York, 2014, p. 149, no. III.30 (for the present lot illustrated)