WENDELL CASTLE ENCOURAGED CABINET
stained Japanese ash, ebonized walnut
signed and dated Wendell Castle 1986
29 x 41 x 18 in. (73.6 x 104.1 x 45.7 cm)
Overall in excellent condition. The wood surfaces present with minor scratches, nicks,and indentations, consistent with age and gentle use. Very minor scuffing concentrated to the feet, and some very minute losses to the edges, only visible upon close inspection. A fine and whimsical cabinet by Castle with a rich and deep teal coloration.
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. 148, no. III.27 (for the present lot illustrated)