A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI GILT BRONZE-MOUNTED BLACK AND WHITE MARBLE OBELISKS, LATE 18TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI GILT BRONZE-MOUNTED BLACK AND WHITE MARBLE OBELISKS, LATE 18TH CENTURY
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Property from the Estate of Susan S. Dillon

A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI GILT BRONZE-MOUNTED BLACK AND WHITE MARBLE OBELISKS, LATE 18TH CENTURY

Estimate: 5,000 - 8,000 USD

Property from the Estate of Susan S. Dillon

A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI GILT BRONZE-MOUNTED BLACK AND WHITE MARBLE OBELISKS, LATE 18TH CENTURY

Estimate: 5,000 - 8,000 USD

Lot Sold:4,375USD

Lot Details

Description

Property from the Estate of Susan S. Dillon

A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI GILT BRONZE-MOUNTED BLACK AND WHITE MARBLE OBELISKS, LATE 18TH CENTURY


possibly adapted

height 17 ¼ in.; width 5 in.; depth 5 in.

43.8 cm; 12.7 cm; 12.7 cm

Condition Report

Wear and rubbing to bronze mounts, commensurate with age and use. Losses to marble bases, and some minor discoloration, especially on corners. One toupie foot replaced with different formed foot. A few surface scratches to black marble obelisks. Chain detached from one cylinder gallery, can easily be reattached.


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.

Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

An almost identical pair of obelisks, possibly originally en suite, was among the furnishings in the Red Room of the White House during the President and Mrs. Kennedy's residence, sold as part of the Estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Sotheby's New York, 24-25 April 1996, lot 323.

STYLE: Furniture, Silver, Ceramics
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