PROPERTY FROM GALLISON HALL, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA: THE JAMES F. SCOTT COLLECTION
A JAPANESE STYLE ENGLISH CHERRYWOOD TESTER BEDSTEAD, CIRCA 1880
height of headboard 55 in.; width 55 in.; width of tester 62 in.; depth 32 in.; total length approx. 85 in.
140 cm; 140 cm; 157.5 cm; 81 cm; 216 cm
3 1/4" patch to top headboard molding left side. Scroll detail top top right corner of Tester lacking. Stain covering break. Scuffing to finish on feet.
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.
Commissioned by Francis Greville, 5th Earl of Warwick (1853-1924) and his wife Daisy, née Maynard (1861-1938) for the Japanese Bedroom at Warwick Castle, Warwickshire
Sotheby's London, 14 May 1997, lot 196