Smith & Singer
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A Regency revival wine cooler of sarcophagus form, circa 1900 and later

Estimate $2,000 – $3,000

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Alternate Views

cedar and other woods, the domed rectangular hinged lid surmounted by a rectangular panel, above a tapering panelled body with applied rope twist carving to the corners, supported on lion paw feet
56 cm high, 89 cm wide, 55 cm deep

Provenance

Property from the Collection of Dame Nellie Melba GBE, Sotheby's Australia, Melbourne, 31 March 2015, lot 154, illustrated
Private Collection, Victoria, acquired from the above

Condition Report

Some dryness the top surface of the lid and associated shrinkage to the veneer. Medium surface scratches in places, and some heavier scratches. Wear and scuff marks to the body and feet, consistent with age and use over time. Horizontal split to the body at the lower front left corner approximately 10 cm long. Horizontal split to the bottom panel of the interior, running the full length of the panel. Left hinge of the lid has become detached and requires two screws to reattach the hinge to the body. Rub mark to the inside left panel from contact with brass arm holding the top in place. Minor variation in colour to the exterior in places, however generally consistent.

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