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    An Anglo-Dutch Carved Oak Book Press, early 18th century
    21-1/2 x 16-1/4 x 17-1/4 inches (54.6 x 41.3 x 43.8 cm)

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESATE OF RANDALL J. MOSKOVITZ, MD, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE

    PROVENANCE:
    William Randolph Hearst Collection;
    Collection of Irwin Untermeyer;
    Metropolitan Museum of Art, bequest of the above, 1974;
    Christie's, New York, American Collecting in the English Tradition: Property of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 27, 2015, lot 172.

    The press with two baluster-shaped uprights on bases carved with masks on a square base carved with guilloche motifs and with drawer.



    Condition Report*: Evidence of previous insect damage to handle and few scattered chips and flakes to edges and carved elements throughout, with wear commensurate with age and use. Presents well.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    ‡ The owner placed a late bid on this unreserved lot and repurchased it, subject to applicable commission.

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