A FRENCH NEEDLEWORK CARPET, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
the black felt ground finely embroidered with an acorn and oak leaf trellis enclosing various flowering branches and bouquets with honeybees at the corners, and with the initials MA beneath a crown, all within a floral garland border
approximately 23 ft. 2 in. by 13 ft. 2 in.
706 cm; 401 cm
Slits and cobble repairs visible throughout. Black foundation is dry in some areas. Fraying edges. Backed with a linen backing. In need of restorative care.
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.