A CARVED PINE OR LINDEN-WOOD POLYCHROME DECORATED SURMOUNT IN THE FORM OF AN OWL, POSSIBLY SWISS, 18TH CENTURY
A CARVED PINE OR LINDEN-WOOD POLYCHROME DECORATED SURMOUNT IN THE FORM OF AN OWL, POSSIBLY SWISS, 18TH CENTURY
A CARVED PINE OR LINDEN-WOOD POLYCHROME DECORATED SURMOUNT IN THE FORM OF AN OWL, POSSIBLY SWISS, 18TH CENTURY
A CARVED PINE OR LINDEN-WOOD POLYCHROME DECORATED SURMOUNT IN THE FORM OF AN OWL, POSSIBLY SWISS, 18TH CENTURY
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A CARVED PINE OR LINDEN-WOOD POLYCHROME DECORATED SURMOUNT IN THE FORM OF AN OWL, POSSIBLY SWISS, 18TH CENTURY

Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 GBP

A CARVED PINE OR LINDEN-WOOD POLYCHROME DECORATED SURMOUNT IN THE FORM OF AN OWL, POSSIBLY SWISS, 18TH CENTURY

Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 GBP

Lot Sold:2,750GBP

Lot Details

Description

A CARVED PINE OR LINDEN-WOOD POLYCHROME DECORATED SURMOUNT IN THE FORM OF AN OWL, POSSIBLY SWISS, 18TH CENTURY


perched on a scrolled bracket, on later pine stand

44cm. high; 1ft. 5¼in.

Condition Report

A charming object. The surmount shows signs of previous fixing, notably a hole between his talons. Wear to carved detail in places. Evidence of old worm. Age crack to left wing proper. A number of former uses have been suggested, from a surmount on a newell post to the finial on a sleigh, however it has not been able to determine from what this has come.


"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."

Cataloguing

Provenance

Possibly Rose Berkeley (1861-1922)

A CARVED PINE OR LINDEN-WOOD POLYCHROME DECORATED SURMOUNT IN THE FORM OF AN OWL, POSSIBLY SWISS, 18TH CENTURY
A CARVED PINE OR LINDEN-WOOD POLYCHROME DECORATED SURMOUNT IN THE FORM OF AN OWL, POSSIBLY SWISS, 18TH CENTURY
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