A PAIR OF LARGE GREEN-PAINTED CARVED WOODEN PALM FRONDS, 20TH CENTURY
height 139 in.; width 42 in.; depth 16 in.
353.1 cm; 106.7 cm; 40.6 cm
Surface wear throughout with losses to painted surface, particularly at highest points of relief carving. Some losses to the carving itself, most occurring at highest points of relief. Heaviest losses to lower, palm tree 'trunk' relief edges and palm tree frond tips and edges. There have been repairs--old and new--to the carved tips of the palm trees. Some surface grit accumulation to tops of palm tree fronds commensurate with age; mostly out of view when installed
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.
Janet Annenberg Hooker, Palm Beach
Christie’s New York, 28 September 1995, Lot 339
Kips Bay Show House, New York, 1997, Conservatory Landing
Janet Annenberg Hooker (1904-1997), of the Annenberg publishing family, was a philanthropist with a particular interest in jewellery and an important benefactor of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, where she endowed the display of the geology, gems and mineral collection. She also funded the redecoration of the Blue Room at the White House and the reception rooms at Blair House