Gilding with wear and rubbing throughout; some inpaint to areas of previous loss. Age cracks; scattered small chips especially to feet consistent with use and age.
Pair of armchairs: One with a restoration to the bottom of the backrest. A restoration to the right side of one seat and with an additional block to underside for stability.
Stool: The back of the shell functioning as the seat with restored breaks.
Single armchair: Restored break to one arm; stable.
Settee: Some horizontally running age cracks to back along construction joins. The seat with a restored age crack to left side now with an additional support to underside.
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.