This suite of armchairs is in overall good condition. There are marks and scratches as well as minor losses throughout that are consistent with age and use. The gilding is attractively worn in places, and there are juncture cracks to the surfaces. There are traces of old woodworm which appears to be no longer active. The right arm of one armchair has been broken and repaired, and the seat rails have been reinforced. This attractive set might benefit from a light clean according to taste.
The tapestry is very dirty and discoloured, and with areas of weakness.There are weaknesses to the light areas in the flowers within the design in the seats and backs, and the effected flowers especially with horizontal warps showing and the underneath support exposed. These weak areas need stabilising. "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."