A good looking practical set, that will look super when re-upholstered. The upholsterey is currently tired and has numerous old stains and marks. The carved mahogany legs have numerous scuffs, old marks and scratches on the 18th century chairs and the later copies. One front stetcher is lacking on an early chair. There are some old splits and glued repairs to joins, they are solid however. Some chips to carved detail (as to be expected from use). One side stretcher rail with old worm damage, this has occurred sometime ago. At some point the older group of seven have undergone repairs and it may be that some stretchers and rear legs have been sympathetically replaced. The modern copies are a very good match.
Measurements: 98cm. high, 57cm. wide, height of seat 47cm., 61cm. deep; 3ft. 2½in., 1ft. 10½in., 1ft. 6½in., 2ft. "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."