A PAIR OF NORTHEASTERN BEADED HIDE AND FELT MOCCASINS
with foliate motifs and applied spangles
26cm. long; 10¼in.
Charming. These have been stored for well over a century in non appropriate conditions and it shows. Evidence of moth damage. Red felt ground discoloured. Ribbon to the front of each distressed. Losses to piping. Not suitable for wear. Measured from toe to heel.
"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)