The illustration of the catalogue is accurate but the chairs are less dark in reality.
There are the inevitable dents, chips, marks and scratches due to age and use.
Most of them in beechwood, previously lacquered and now stained to look like mahogany. There are replacements and restorations to the backrests, to the seatrails and to the feet.
Some seatrails have been reinforced with wooden blocks.
Some feet have been replaced.
There are old woodworms traces.
One leather seat is in bad condition.
The constructions are firm and sound. "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."