ENGLISH SCHOOL, 18TH CENTURY
Design for an architect's table
Pen and black ink with grey wash, on laid paper watermarked: AI;
inscribed within the table: a Slider Covered wth. green Cloath / Draws Over all ye inside work of ye drawer / to write on, further inscribed with design notes
183 by 227 mm. (drawing)
310 by 339 mm. (mount)
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The work may well have originally been folded into a letter, as there are a number of old and regular creases. The sheet has some surface dirt. It is not laid down. The work is sold unframed.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.
Please note, Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.
John L. Marks;
his sale, London, Sotheby's, 20 April 1972, lot 40 (as Thomas Chippendale);
acquired by Walter Brandt (1902-1978);
by family descent until the present owner