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Property from a Private Manhattan Collector
walnut veneer, chrome-plated steel, lucite, mirrored glass
32 3/8 x 21 x 34 1/2 in. (82.2 x 53.3 x 87.6 cm)
Overall in very good condition. This clever bar cart design by Jacques Adnet features two removable trays, an interior cupboard fitted with twelve glass holders and three rows of bottle holders and a clever opening mechanism to reveal an ice box compartment. The walnut surfaces present with scattered light scratches and minor abrasions, particularly concentrated to the lower tier of the cart and consistent with gentle use. As pictured in the catalogue photography, the left door of the bar cart cupboard presents with an area of staining to the wood measuring approximately 14 in. The metal surfaces present with scattered light scratches and scuffing throughout consistent with gentle use, as well as occasional areas of discoloration, light pitting, tarnish and occasional rust marks consistent with age. The metal bars supporting each tray display slight looseness and a downward bend, resulting in the trays sitting slightly unevenly but stably as visible in the catalogue photography. The mirrored glass is in well-preserved condition with some scuffing and faint surface scratches throughout and occasional small losses to the silvering, consistent with age. The upper mirrored glass plate with a fine hairline crack to one corner measuring approximately 2 ¼ in. which is stable. The lucite handles are in well-preserved condition with light surface soiling and scuffing consistent with gentle use, and display slight loosess from the trays which may benefit from stabilization at the buyer’s discretion. The cart retains its original wheels in functional condition. The cart does not retain a key but the doors retain functionality of movement.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.
Alain-René Hardy and Gaëlle Millet, Jacques Adnet, Paris, 2009, p. 227
Sotheby's would like to thank Alain-René Hardy for his assistance with the cataloguing of this lot.