Indo Portuguese, Goa, 17th century | 'Contador' Cabinet
Goa, 17th century
teak, rosewood, ebony, ivory
ivory handles and key escutcheons, probably replaced in the 19th century
133cm. high, 94cm. wide, 51cm. deep; 4ft. 4½in., 3ft. 1in., 1ft. 8in.
The ivory handles, key escutcheons and side handle cartouche backs have been replaced. In overall good conserved condition. The central moulding with repairs with large replaced sections, namely to the sides. small losses and repairs to veneers, marks and scratches consistent with age and use.
"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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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