The illustration of the catalogue is accurate but they are a little bit more reddish in reality.
There are the inevitable dents, marks and scratches due to age and use. Both white marble tops have chips, surface scratches and are slightly yellowish. The gilding of the gilt-bronze elements is rubbed and tarnished. There are restorations to the veneer. There are three keys.
Commode 1 (stamped Popsel, on the right hand side of the catalogue illustration): One escutcheon needs to be refixed. There is a vertical construction crack to both lateral doors, visible outside and inside, with old restorations. There are two horizontal cracks to the upper front drawer.
Commode 2, with lozenge feet. There are horizontal cracks to both lateral doors. The varnish is sunfaded. The feet have ceen elevated. One escutcheon needs to be refixed.
"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."