Overall in very good condition showing only gentle wear consisting of nicks, dings and scratches. The surface has been regularly waxed and is in good condition. The stays of the backrest are hand done and therefore slightly irregular. The front edge of the bench with scattered areas of darkened spots, which appear inherent in the wood and not the result of staining. These are visible in the catalogue illustration and more subtle colorations are also visible on the reverse edge. 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.