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Samuel Yellin

Pair of Andirons

Samuel Yellin

Samuel Yellin

Pair of Andirons

Pair of Andirons

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Samuel Yellin

Pair of Andirons


circa 1920-1935

hand-wrought iron

each impressed SAMUEL YELLIN

42½ x 18½ x 22 in. (107.9 x 47 x 55.9 cm) each

Overall in very good condition. This grand pair of andirons features masterfully incised decorations and stylized spiral motifs. The iron surfaces throughout both andirons display beautifully variegated tones of charcoal black and slate gray. The iron surfaces are incredibly rich and tactile with irregularities inherent to production which underscore the hand-wrought quality of the work. The iron presents with some scattered surface scratches, minor abrasions and scuffing consistent with age and gentle use. The iron throughout presents with rubbing to the patina, traces of oxidation and corrosion, particularly concentrated to the bases and consistent with age. The bases present with occasional traces of white residue, not visually distracting. The iron with some light surface soiling and minor trapped debris concentrated to the recessed contours of the design. A particularly sculptural pair of andirons with great scale and presence.  


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.

Rokeby Estate, West Chester, Pennsylvania
Collection of Peter Renzetti
Rago Auctions, Lambertville, New Jersey, February 25, 2012, lot 4
Acquired from the above by the present owner