A PAIR OF ITALIAN PIETRA PAESINA MOUNTED EBONY CASKETS THE PANELS 17TH CENTURY, THE CASKET 19TH CENTURY
with Spanish brocatello and lapis lazuli, opening to reveal a mirror on the reverse of the top and a storage area
14cm. high, 21.5cm. wide, 15.5cm. deep; 5½in., 8½in., 6in.
In overall good condition. Minor chipping to edges and generally with scratches consistent with age and use. Minor losses and cracks to marble refilled. The textile lining inside with signs of wear.
"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."