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, there are accidents: two lion feet ends are broken and replaced, one is broken and restored, the seatrail as been reinforced with four pieces of metal, one foot is reinforced with a piece of metal, and another with two screws.
There are old woodworm traces.
the veneer is lifting to some places of the seatrail, with four construction cracks.
There are some surface scratches to the skaï, some nails are missing, and some others need 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."