PROPERTY OF A NEW ENGLAND COLLECTOR
A SET OF TWELVE LOUIS XV PARCEL GILT AND WHITE AND GREY-PAINTED CHAISES EN CABRIOLET, MID-18TH CENTURY
height 34 ¼ in.; width 21 in.; depth 20 in.
87 cm; 53.5 cm; 51 cm
Refreshment to gilt and painted surfaces, with some scattered flaking and losses. Restored age splits and shrinkage at joints, but overall chairs are sturdy. One with old repairs to crest rail, which has now become loose and could benefit from attention. Two with old repairs to back legs, and one with crest rail replaced. Upholstery in generally good condition, one or two seats may need refreshing.
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.
Christie's London, 4 June 2014, lot 608