EUGÈNE PRINTZ | SIDEBOARD
with two original keys
palmwood veneer, mahogany, gilt and patinated bronze
37½ x 90 x 15½ in. (95.2 x 228.6 x 39.3 cm)
Overall in very good condition. Wood surfaces present with very faint surface scratches concentrated to the top of the piece and consistent with age and gentle use. One area of irregularity to the wood graining in the top of the sideboard, likely inherent to production. Edges present with scattered areas of indentations and wear, consistent with age and gentle use. Bronze surfaces with minor areas of oxidation, the largest area on the proper left side of the sideboard measuring approximately 3 inches across and consistent with the natural aging process of the material over time. Bronze doors with minor areas of wear concentrated to the proper lower left and lower right areas of the cabinet, as well as the area surrounding the keyholes, consistent with intended use. Each set of doors with two adjustable shelves. Shelves with areas of minor scratches and very faint staining, consistent with age and gentle use. With two original keys,An impressive and formidable piece by Pritnz.
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.
Aguttes, Paris, March 4, 2011, lot 533
Guy Bujou and Jean-Jacques Dutko, Eugène Printz, Paris, 1986, pp. 110-111 (for a related model)