The present folding stool is very similar to a set of pliants supplied to the Palazzo Reale in Turin as part of the decoration for the Sala degli staffieri. One is illustrated in Vittorio Viale, Mostra del Barocco Piemontese, Turin, 1963, vol III., pl. 184.
Beautifully upholstered and in very good condition. Still able to fold. Gilding refreshed. Minor rubbing and wear to gilding. Only one rail partially visible, possibly later, the other not examined under upholstery. 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.