A PAIR OF PAINTED COTTON TENT PANELS (QANAT), NORTH INDIA, 17TH CENTURY
painted and resist dyed cotton with one very long floral stem in a niche
each: 485 by 95cm.
Please note: Condition 9 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers for this sale is not applicable to this lot.
Each panel with a central line delineating discoloration, the upper section more yellowish and brown possibly due to sun exposure, the lower half in better condition, the niche archways in both with considerable losses with associated restoration including netting for consolidation, further areas with losses and consolidation notably to borders and lower side, various small stains, backed on linen, folds and creases, as viewed.
"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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Lisbet Holmes Textiles, London, 2 February 1985.