AN EMBROIDERED YELLOW-GROUND SILK SEAT COVER
the yellow ground with a blue rectangular panel decorated with a central flower bloom, densely embellished overall with a network of lush peony and lotus blossoms borne on meandering leafy scrolls, interspersed with bats suspending auspicious emblems, framed and glazed
111 by 139 cm, 43¾ by 54¾ in.
Examined within its frame. There are some general fading and a few areas of discolourations.
"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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Sotheby's London, 7th November 2007, lot 235.