A CHINESE LACQUER CENTER TABLE ON A JAPANNED AND GILTWOOD DOLPHIN BASE, 19TH CENTURY
top and base possibly associated; formerly with an additional base
height 28 in.; width 25 ¼ in.; depth 17 ½ in.
71 cm; 64 cm; 44.5 cm
Overall good condition to surface, gilding, and lacquer. Craquelure to lacquer top throughout surface but structurally intact, gilding has minor surface wear and losses throughout commensurate with age, one quarter-size piece of gilding/paint missing from table shaft, slight upwards bow to top of table.
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.