Some scattered surface scratches on the wood, including a few ones more important, especially on the lower part of the back (most likely resulting from pulling off the seat cushion).
The veneer witch cracks at the junctions and a few minor chips of veneer along the edges. On the proper left side, at the junction of the seat and the back : a piece of veneer of approximately 1,5-2 cm of width and 5 cm of height is dried out, cracked and partially lifting. Above this piece of veneer, a minor lack of veneer between two ivory rectangles.
Traces of previous restorations, including two replaced pieces of veneer (a triangle and a parallelepiped of approximately 4 and 5 cm of height each) on the proper right corner of the front side of the seat.
The underside of the back is more seriously damaged, the veneer is dried, warped, lifting and with several lacks.
The ivory has turned slightly yellow and the oval piece of ivory of the back present with one crack. "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."