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Property from an East Coast Collection
model no. 182
executed by the Craftsman Workshops of Gustav Stickley, Eastwood, New York
with firm's mark
37 x 47½ x 26½ in. (94 x 120.6 x 67.3 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The oak surfaces appear to retain their original finish throughout, displaying exceptional figuring and an exceptionally dark and rich coloration. The oak surfaces throughout present with scattered surface scratches, minor abrasions and light wear as consistent with age and gentle use. The armrests and legs present with slightly more concentrated wear and very small abrasions to the edges, consistent with gentle use and not visually distracting. The inner edge of the proper right armrest with a slightly more pronounced loss to the wood measuring approximately ¾ inch, only visible upon close inspection. The interior compartment of the bench is in very good condition with some very light surface soiling.
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.