Property from a Private European Collection
A RESTAURATION GILT-BRONZE AND MALACHITE PORTE-DOCUMENTS 19TH CENTURY
the back with gilt tooled red Morocco leather
32cm. by 26.3cm.; 1ft.½in. by 10¼in.
In overall reasonable condition. Leather back and textile lining with signs of wear, and would benefit from further attention. Otherwise, gilt-bronze with minor tarnishing, old marks and scratches consistent with age and use. One hand veneered with malachite is loose from the rest, and would benefit from professional attention.
"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."