A LOUIS XVI STYLE BIDET CHAIR WITH AN AMERICAN SILVER BASIN, TIFFANY & CO., NEW YORK, LATE 19TH CENTURY
the carved and painted chair fitted with a silver basin and two sponge containers with detachable pierced liners, with a detachable upholstered seat cover
the silver marked on bases and numbered 7714, the rims with French swan import mark
height of chair 31⅞ in.; length of basin 14¾ in.
81 cm; 37.5 cm
the silver containers with some denting to rims and shallow dents or creases to bodies, the basin with surface split at one corner of inner rim; the chair with some losses to wood and paint and upholstery discolored; no longer has the corner finials as illustrated and one side rosette missing
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.
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