Property of a Prince
A LOUIS XIV PARCEL-GILT EBONY AND BONE INLAID TORTOISESHELL AND WALNUT BUREAU BRISÉ
the hinged top opening to reveal a fall front enclosing three short drawers, above a recessed cupboard door flanked by two short drawers to either side, fall front stamped EDWARDS & ROBERTS, later feet, re-gilt, restorations
79.5cm. high, 89.5cm. wide, 59.5cm. deep; 2ft. 7¼in., 2ft. 11¼in., 1ft. 11½in.
Two beaker vases: One flared vase well restored to the rim around the entire circumference
The other with scattered filled rim chips
Three baluster vases and covers :
All three covers have a slightly creamier coloured glaze so have probably been matched to the vases, all are well restored.
One vase with faint crack from rim, another vase with a restored section to the rim.
The garniture has been well restored and is of good appearance
"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."
By repute, Burghley House, Lincolnshire;
Michel Meyer, Paris, March 1979