These chairs are in reasonable conserved condition, with marks and scratches consistent with age and use, together with chips and flakes to the parcel-gilt and painted surface throughout.
One chair with one foot broken and re-attached, one other chair with a broken and re-attached foot scroll, one chair with a repaired breakage to one leg; two chairs showing slight movements to joints. The seat rails with later reinforcements. All chairs with traces of old woodworm throughout which, however, appears to be no longer active. Re-upholstered, the later silk in good condition with minor marks and stains as expected from use but no tears. The finials are later. "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."