FR : Good overall condition.
The patina of the cats is overall worn with scattered scratches. The original colour of the bronze is partially visible (as visible on the catalogue illustration). Several chips of patina of the palmettes (visible on the catalogue illustration).
The iron logs support are completely oxidised and covered with soot and dust, consistent with use.
EN : Bon état général.
La patine sur les chats est usée sur l'ensemble et présente des rayures éparses. la couleur d'origine du bronze est partiellement visible (comme visible sur l'illustration du catalogue). Plusieurs manques de patine sur les palmettes (visible sur l'illustration du catalogue). Les supports de bûches en fer sont complètement oxydés et couverts de suie et de poussière, cohérent avec l'usage. "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."