A NORTHEASTERN EMBROIDERED BIRCHBARK TRINKET BOX
stitched with flowers, 8.5cm. diameter and an embroidered birchbark card or cheroot case, 7cm. by 9.5cm. together with two arrow head covers similarly worked, each: 11.5cm. and 9.5cm. (4)
case: 7 by 9.5cm.; 2¾ by 3¾in
These items have been in store for some time and it shows. They are un-conserved condition and distressed. Ingrained dirt. Losses to stitching. Birch ground discoloured and stained.
"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."
Robert Martin Berkeley (1823-1897)