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A Parrying Shield, South East Australia

Property from an American Private Collection

A Parrying Shield, South East Australia

A Parrying Shield, South East Australia

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Property from an American Private Collection


A Parrying Shield, South East Australia

19th Century


Carved and engraved hardwood

34 ¼ in (87 cm)

In excellent condition overall, the shield, which is carved in hardwood, appears to have no repairs or restoration. A fine and early example, this shield is likely to be stone carved. Has a stand.


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
Sotheby's, New York, African, Oceanic and Pre Columbian Art, 17 November 2006, lot 231, consigned by the above
American Private Collection, acquired at the above auction