Phillip Lloyd Powell
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Phillip Lloyd Powell
walnut, oak, brass, leather, painted wood
24⅛ x 22¼ x 12¾ in. (61.3 x 56.5 x 32.4 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The wood surfaces have recently been sensitively reconditioned by a professional wood conservator to restore the beautiful original finish of the piece. The wood surfaces throughout present with some minor irregularities and scattered hairlines inherent to the wood selection as well as light scratches, minor abrasions and small indentations particularly concentrated to the edges as consistent with age and gentle use. The proper right door with a few more pronounced indentations and small losses to the upper corner, the largest measuring approximately 1 ½ in. and likely inherent to the wood selection. The wood with occasional and minor spotty evidence of prior restorations and inpainting, only visible upon close inspection. The exterior of the cabinet is lined with green leather in very good condition with minimal wear, small abrasions and light surface soiling consistent with age and gentle use. The proper left side with a very small tear to the leather measuring approximately ¼ in., stable and not visually distracting. The painted interior is fitted with two removable shelves. The brass handle with oxidation and discoloration consistent with age and gentle 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.
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.