Of sound and sturdy construction, this armchair displays overall marks and scratches consistent with age and use as well as some minor construction cracks and traces of old woodworm no longer active. Although virtually ready to place, it might benefit from a light cleaning according to taste.
The stool in similar condition.
The Flemish tapestry used on the chair and stool has some repairs and reweaving and some areas of weakness with some loose silk threads, and later edges to the stool. In overall stable usable condition. "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."