A DUTCH WALNUT AND MARQUETRY INLAID LAYETTE TRAY ON STAND, DATED 1757
A DUTCH WALNUT AND MARQUETRY INLAID LAYETTE TRAY ON STAND, DATED 1757
A DUTCH WALNUT AND MARQUETRY INLAID LAYETTE TRAY ON STAND, DATED 1757
A DUTCH WALNUT AND MARQUETRY INLAID LAYETTE TRAY ON STAND, DATED 1757
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A DUTCH WALNUT AND MARQUETRY INLAID LAYETTE TRAY ON STAND, DATED 1757

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP

A DUTCH WALNUT AND MARQUETRY INLAID LAYETTE TRAY ON STAND, DATED 1757

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP

Lot Sold:2,500GBP

Lot Details

Description

A DUTCH WALNUT AND MARQUETRY INLAID LAYETTE TRAY ON STAND, DATED 1757


with ownership initials W.J.W. and C.H.F. and date inlaid in ivory, the underside of the base inscribed LWG in ink and with a paper label inscribed in pen 23600 / Carved Tray on Spiral Stand A / etc.

87cm. high, 51cm. wide, 46cm. deep; 2ft 10¼in., 1ft. 8in., 1ft. 4in.

Condition Report

Decorative. The top slightly warped and evidence to the pierced canted sides of this process as there separations to each join at the corners. Very minor losses to inlay. Screws to underside probbaly later - to consolidate movement.

The piece comes in two sections.

The base with old marks and scratches throughout.

Evidence of old worm.

An unusual object.


"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."

Saleroom Notice

This lot contains ivory. Due to recent changes in the laws of many countries (e.g. US, France) Sotheby's recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. Please note that Sotheby's will not assist buyers with CITES licence applications where a buyer elects to either collect or arrange their own shipping, nor will Sotheby's assist with the international movement of ivory by air, either as freight or through hand carry. Sotheby's shipping will only assist in shipping the lot to either domestic UK or EU destinations, where delivery is made by road transport. A buyer's inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation

Cataloguing

Literature

Inventory, 1949, 'A William and Mary walnut table on spiral column, with pierced and carved shaped basket top, inlaid and dated 1757' in the Drawing Room

Catalogue Note

Layette trays or baskets were usually presented to a family for the arrival of a new-born baby or for displaying the goods needed for one. Often pierced, they were usually made of wicker, sometimes beadwork or carved wood or in the grandest houses they could be of silver. The ownership initials suggest that the present lot may have been given to a newly married couple in anticipation of future healthy off-spring.

A DUTCH WALNUT AND MARQUETRY INLAID LAYETTE TRAY ON STAND, DATED 1757
A DUTCH WALNUT AND MARQUETRY INLAID LAYETTE TRAY ON STAND, DATED 1757
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