15,000 - 20,000 USD
Property from the Margo Stratford Russell Family Collection
burled fir, original brown leather, red leather fringe, hammered brass tacks
21 x 27 3/4 x 18 in. (53.3 x 70.4 x 45.7 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The wood surfaces throughout with scattered minor surface scratches and abrasions throughout consistent with age and gentle use. The fir with some occasional irregularities and separations to the wood grain, which is typical of inland fir and most of which were filled in by the artist at the time of production, with some occasional very minor losses to the infills consistent with age. The original brown leather is in very good condition and presents with a very nice surface texture and rich color. The brown leather with some minor wear, discolorations, and a very small burn mark, not visually distracting and consistent with age and use. The red leather borders and fringe were sensitively replaced at some point in the history of the piece and are in excellent condition.
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.
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