AFTER ANTOINE-DENIS CHAUDET (1763-1810)
FRENCH, 19TH CENTURY
BUST OF NAPOLEON
marble, on a mottled marble socle
bust: 53 cm., 20⅞in.
socle: 13 cm., 5⅛in.
Overall the condition of the marble is good, with some dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are naturally occurring inclusions to the marble throughout, including a few slightly larger inclusions to the underside of the chin, and some dark inclusions to the chest. There are a few small reattachments to the truncation at the front, and there are a few further chips and abrasions to the edges. There is a minor abrasion to the proper left eyebrow, and there appears to be a circular vein above the same eyebrow close to the nose. There are some scatches to the surface, in particular to the chest and shoulders.
The condition of the veined marble socle is good, with minor chips and abrasions to the edges and high points.
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.