Property from a Private European Collection
AN ITALIAN CARVED GILWOOD CENTER TABLE LATE 19TH CENTURY
with a Chinese lacquer top, 18th century, re-gilt
77.5cm. high, 100cm. wide, 56cm. deep; 2ft. 6½in., 3ft. 3¼in., 1ft. 10in.
In overall good restored condition. As stated in the printed catalogue, it has been re-gilt. Minor rubbing to gilding. Generally with minor scratches throughout and chips to carvings, especially along the edges as to be expected given age and use. Some mouldings show signs of break, all of which have been repaired. Evidence of an old woodworm activity, which no longer appears to be active. Strengthening blocks to the corners. Sold with a glass protective top, although japanned top with minor losses and cracks to lacquer surface (see additional images online). Well drawn and well carved, a charming table.
"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."