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Albert Cheuret

Pair of "Aloe" Sconces

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 USD

Albert Cheuret

Albert Cheuret

Pair of "Aloe" Sconces

Pair of "Aloe" Sconces

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 USD

Lot sold:

94,500

USD

Albert Cheuret

Pair of "Aloe" Sconces


circa 1925

patinated bronze, alabaster

each impressed Albert Cheuret

17 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (44.4 x 41.9 x 16.5 cm) each

Overall in very good condition. The patinated bronze surfaces present very well overall and retain their dark green finish. The edges present with occasional and very minor discoloration to the patina partially revealing the bronze undersurface. The alabaster has likely been professionally replaced at some point in the history of the sconces and presents very well overall. The alabaster presents with light surface scratches throughout as well as occasional wear and indentations concentrated to the edges consistent with use. The seams separating the alabaster panels with very light soiling and evidence of prior glue application consistent with age. The uppermost alabaster panels present with more opacity which is consistent with persistent contact with heat from the light bulb source. Sotheby's does not guarantee electrical components and suggests having all wiring inspected by a licensed electrician. 


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.

Sotheby's London, March 20, 1998, lot 491