The illustration of the catalogue is accurate.
There are the inevitable dents, marks and scratches due to age and use.
As stated in the catalogue, the pair of torchères has been re-gilt.
The gilding is slightly rubbed and tarnished.
There are some chips and rubbed areas to the gilding, revealing the white gesso, the red bowl and the wood underneath.
The square element at the end of the feet has been removed (see the model in the Musée des arts décoratifs, Paris).
There are some minor restorations, especially to the feet.
Both constructions are firm. "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."