burled fir, half-pole trim, red and black leather upholstery, hammered brass tacks
31½ x 84 x 33 in. (80 x 213.4 x 83.8 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The wood presents with scattered minor surface scratches and abrasions consistent with age and use. The wood 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. The leather has been sensitively replaced in a manner consistent with the artist’s intent and presents with scattered minor surface scratches, abrasions, light wear, and some occasional minor creasing consistent with age and gentle use. All of the backrest fasteners are in very good and stable condition. The sofa is offered together with two contemporary Pendleton cushions.
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.
Kalif Shrine Reading Room, Sheridan, Wyoming, circa 1940