What is guaranteed?
Property from a Private Manhattan Collector
ebonized walnut, embossed wrought copper, pewter inlay, bone
27 x 31½ x 19½ in. (68.6 x 80 x 49.5 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The wood is stable and in age-appropriate condition overall, and presents with faint scratches throughout as well as small abrasions and minute indentations concentrated to the edges and corners of the piece. The wooden top presents with a central hairline crack running the length of the table. The copper decorations appear stable and present with light oxidation throughout, consistent with age. The inlaid pieces are overall stable, with a few slightly raised areas and loose pieces, not visually distracting. The bone presents in age appropriate condition with light soiling in the recessed areas, as well as marks and abrasions consistent with manufacture.
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.