The illustration of the catalogue is accurate. Good overall condition despite the inevitable minor scratches and marks due to age and use. Both constructions are firm and sound. They have been relacquered during the 20th century. There are many chips to the paint but it remains lovely with a nice patina. The upholstery is in good condition. A very small and minor loss at the back of rear foot.
Very elegant design from a good seat maker.
"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."