RED-PAINTED AND OIL-GILT-DECORATED BELLOWS, ECKSTEIN AND RICHARDS, PHILADELPHIA, CIRCA 1800
with paper label inscribed Eckstein and Richards No 36, North 3rd Street Philadelphia.
Length 18 in.
In overall very fine condition with only a few minor abrasions commensurate with age and use that were touched-up with inpainting. Appears to retain its leather and brass nozzle. Parts of the leather slightly brittle but In overall fin general good condition with no significant losses, breaks, or holes.The brass nozzle slightly loose and with dappled tarnishing due to smoke exposure.
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.
Marguerite Riordan, Stonington, Connecticut.