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STILL LIFE OF A SILVER COVERED WINE COOLER AND SILVER EWER
oil on canvas
17⅛ by 13⅜ in.
43.5 by 34 cm
Lined. The surface presents well, aside from minor surface dirt and dust and a vertical restoration running the height of the work parallel to the left edge (visible to the naked eye). Under UV: the aforementioned restoration fluoresces. There are a very few additional small areas of dashed retouches at center and near the edges. Ready to hang in its current state.
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.
Schweitzer Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1973
The piece on the right in the present lot is a covered wine cooler made by the Rundell & Bridge firm in London in 1821-22 for Thomas Coutts and his wife Harriot Mellon, the future Duchess of St. Albans. Another set of four wine coolers similar to the one pictured were made for George IV in 1828-29.