Good overall condition.
The metal has been re-lacquered and presents with a few minor scratches and very minor scuffs, mostly located at the bottom of the legs. The wooden seat and back with some light surface scratches and some small dents, mostly located along the edges.They have most likely been sanded and re-varnished. At the junctions between the wooden seat and the metal back, some dents resulting from the rubbing of the metal on the wood, inherent to the structure.
On one of the chairs, more significant scratches concentrated to the central seating and a few chips on the edges of the seat and the back, the wood is slightly more dried and hence presents with very minute cracks in the sense of the wood. All consistent with age and use.
A few black stains on the legs. "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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."