PROPERTY OF A NEW YORK COLLECTOR
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY SERPENTINE SERVING TABLE, CIRCA 1770
height 33 in.; width 96 ¼ in.; depth 28 ¼ in.
88.8 cm; 244.4 cm; 71.8 cm
In good conserved condition with typical dents, wear, and age splits commensurate with use. Upper moulding of frieze with some warping and lifting, and repairs to lower frieze moulding. Top has been re-positioned slightly, and with old scratches and water stains, no re-polished to a nice colour. Ready to place.
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.
Jean-Claude Ciancimino, London
A very similar serving table is illustrated in F. Lewis Hinckley, Hepplewhite, Sheraton & Regency Furniture (New York 1987), plate 86, p.120.