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Wendell Castle

Desk

Estimate:

25,000

to
- 35,000 USD

Wendell Castle

Wendell Castle

Desk

Desk

Estimate:

25,000

to
- 35,000 USD

Lot sold:

25,200

USD

Wendell Castle

Desk


1964

walnut

monogrammed W.C. and dated 64

28 1/4 x 20 3/8 x 19 1/2 in. (71.7 x 51.8 x 49.5 cm)

Overall in excellent condition. When viewed in person, the walnut surfaces are slightly brighter and more vibrant than pictured in the catalogue illustration. The piece includes superb wood laminate selections and a variegated wood grain that highly complement this unusual form by Wendell Castle. The wooden surfaces appear to have been reconditioned at some point in the desk’s history. The walnut presents with very fine surface scratches, two of which on the side of the desktop are slightly more pronounced and each measuring approximately 1 inch long, as well as minute dents and shallow dimples to the wood which are not visually distracting. The drawer is slightly difficult to open and close but is fully functional and operative.


 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.

Private Collection, Aiken, South Carolina, circa 1960s
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Emily Evans Eerdmans, Wendell Castle: A Catalogue Raisonné, 1958-2012, New York, 2014, p. 104, fig. II.167 (for a closely related model)

This lot is offered together with a copy of the certificate of authenticity from the artist.