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Judy Kensley McKie

"Serpent" Side Table

Judy Kensley McKie

Judy Kensley McKie

"Serpent" Side Table

"Serpent" Side Table

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Judy Kensley McKie

"Serpent" Side Table


circa 1976-1985

painted wood, glass

21¼ in. (54 cm) high

16 in. (40.6 cm) diameter

Overall in very good condition. The painted wood surfaces present with faint scattered scratches, scuffing and small indentations consistent with gentle use. The wood presents with a few very small losses to the painted surface particularly concentrated to the mouths of each serpent where the glass tabletop is installed, not visually distracting. One serpent presents with a slightly more pronounced loss to the painted surface measuring approximately ⅛ in., not visually distracting. The glass tabletop is in excellent condition with faint scattered surface scratches and light surface soiling consistent with gentle use. A playful and charismatic design from the American Studio artist.


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, commissioned directly from the artist
Rago Auctions, Lambertville, New Jersey, October 3, 2010, lot 1188
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Patricia Conway, Art for Everyday: The New Craft Movement, New York, 1990, pp. 48-49 and 127
Judy Kensley McKie: Cast of Characters, 
exh. cat., Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, 2018, n.p. (for a related example)