These elegant armchairs are in good condition, with minor marks and scratches consistent with age and use. All armchairs with traces of old woodworm which appears to be no longer active. One armchair with a small repaired breakage to the front left leg; two with later reinforcements to seat rails, one of these with residues of glue.
The tapestry cover is a good colour match with the printed catalogue photograph. The reverse of the back has a modern caramel coloured velvet inset. The main design of the tapestry has some small areas of repair and reweaving, and warp threads once loose are stabilised and secure. There is some reweaving to the edges in places, There is some oxidisation to the browns, commensurate with dye. Tapestry overall is in good restored condition and are in usable condition. They would benefit from being cleaned.
The four fauteuils have been professionally re-upholstered maintaining the probably original Beauvais tapestry. With sound joints. "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."