Property from the Estate of Susan S. Dillon
A CONTINENTAL NEOCLASSICAL EBONIZED AND PARCEL-GILT OCCASIONAL TABLE WITH SPECIMEN MARBLE TOP, 19TH CENTURY
Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD
Property from the Estate of Susan S. Dillon PARCEL-GILT OCCASIONAL TABLE WITH SPECIMEN MARBLE TOP, 19TH CENTURY
old inventory tag underneath reading 1274
length 26 ¼ in.; width 15 ½ in.; height 28 ½ in.
66.7 cm; 38.1 cm; 72.4 cm
Losses and flaking to the gilding and probably later black-painted surface throughout. Chips and losses to carved decoration, particularly on two ionic capitals and to the applied laurel branches on one long and one short side. Marble top with usual scattered small chips, scratches, and areas of surface dirt/discolouration commensurate with age, and a larger repaired chip on one shorter side. Marble top is soldered to metal brackets attached to inner frame of table base.
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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
C. Douglas Dillon (1909-2003), New York, before 1968