The illustration of the catalogue is accurate despite being less bright and orange in reality.
There are the inevitable dents, marks and scratches due to age and use.
The lower part of one lyre is broken.
The gilding is rubbed and tarnished. There are many chips and rubbed areas to the gilding, revealing the white gesso, the red bowl and the wood underneath.
The lower parts of the backrests have been restored. The constructions are firm.
The upholstery of one chair is made of silk, and the three others'upholstery is made of velvet. The velvet is in good overall condition, there are wears and tears to the silk.
"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."