Mr. and Mrs. William H. Coburn, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1971-1972.
The Magazine Antiques, 97:4 (April 1970), p. 493; American Furniture with Related Decorative Arts 1660-1830, The Milwaukee Art Museum and the Layton Collection, ed. Gerald Ward,(New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1991), p. 78-80, cat. no. 26, illus. in color p. 62.
Overall fine condition. Wear, discoloration, and age cracks to the veneered surface commensurate with age and use. Refinished surface. Few minor patches to the veneer throughout. Few minor losses to the beaded edge along the skirt of the lower case. Hardware is replaced. The carved stretcher is replaced and has been previously cracked and re-glued on the proper left side stretcher at the junction with the proper back left leg.
Secondary wood: white pine and maple. 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.