Sold Without Reserve
A CHINESE GILT METAL-MOUNTED RED LACQUER CASE, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
the sides with floral and dragon applied decorations, Chinese characters to underside of lid
height 9 ¼ in.; width 34 in.; depth 25 ¼ in.
23.5 cm; 86.4 cm; 64.1 cm
overall in good condition with wear to the surface of box, especially at corners and edges. Hinges are in good working order with handles and bolt hardware all intact and in good condition. Interior of box has some water staining at corners. There is a three inch cracked section on the top of the box
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.