30,000 - 50,000 USD
partially-lacquered and gilt walnut, silk upholstery
35 1/2 x 29 1/2 x 27 1/2 in. (90.1 x 74.9 x 69.8 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The painted wood surfaces present with a combination of black, gold and red coloration that enhance the carved decoration of the backrest, armrests and circumference of the base. The wooden surfaces present with light surface scratches, edgewear and minor areas of loss to the painted surface. There are some scattered areas of inpainting throughout which are not visible unless closely inspected and successfully restore the unity of the painted surface. The fabric has been replaced and is in very good condition overall. The backrest and cushion with some minor sun fading and discoloration to the fabric color, not visually distracting. An outstanding example displaying elegant lines and exquisite carving with rich coloration. The chair is also very comfortable and the current upholstery scheme is quite complementary to the chair’s lacquered and gilt wood frame.
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.