EUGÈNE PRINTZ | COMMODE
Brazilian rosewood, patinated bronze
33½ x 44 x 14 in. (85 x 111.7 x 35.5 cm)
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Overall in very good condition. Wood surface present with scattered areas of very faint scratches, concentrated to the tabletop and consistent with age and gentle use. Some very minor lifting to wood veneer on the edge of the uppermost drawer, only visible upon close inspection. Wood surfaces on drawers with some hairline separation along the grain of the wood, consistent with the natural aging of the material over time. Edges of drawers with very minor flaking of veneer, consistent with intended use. All drawers open and close easily. Bronze surfaces with oxidation, consistent with the natural aging process of the material over time.The rosewood figurations are particularly fine on this innovative creation by Printz.
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.
Guy Bujou and Jean-Jacques Dutko, Eugène Printz, Paris, 1986, p. 275