Property from the Private Collection of Lloyd and Barbara Macklowe
walnut, patinated iron, mirrored glass
signed E. BRANDT
24⅞ x 20 x 1⅝ in. (62.8 x 50.8 x 4 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The rich wooden surfaces with very scattered light scratches and minor areas of abrasion concentrated to the sides and back of the frame, which are not visually distracting and consistent with age and gentle handling. The wood appears to have been sensitively refinished at some point in the history of the piece. The patinated bronze elements are stable and present with variegated hues ranging from bronze to chocolate brown as a result of slight discolorations to the patina throughout. The glass surface with some scuffing and light scratches throughout, consistent with age. The mirrored plate with areas of loss to the silvering on the reverse resulting in slightly darker areas visible around the perimeter of the mirror, which is common for such works.
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John Jeffs, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 1991
Sotheby's would like to thank Joan Kahr for her assistance with the cataloguing of this lot.