Overall very good condition. Minor scuffs, dents, scratches and rubbing to the wooden and ebonised surfaces and minor oxidation throughout both chairs.
Chair 1 (left hand chair in catalogues): Four bone elements missing to the upper elements, a further three missing near the arch. The column on the left hand side proper is loose. The tassels are slightly frayed and later replacements. The parchment seat is a later replacement covering the original and posesses splits to the front right and left corners with minor loss of material. A few pieces of metal stringing are missing in the roundels, and a further piece is lifting from the wood. The wooden roundels displaying splits throughout, and three decorative elements are missing as partially visible in the printed and online catalogues. A small section of wood panelling is missing from the rear left leg proper and is partially visible in the printed and online catalogues. A repair has been made to the panelling of the front right proper leg.
Chair 2 (right hand chair in catalogues): A few of the bone elements are missing to the upper elements, and some appear to have been replaced by resin variants at a later date. The tassels are slightly frayed and are later replacements. The parchment on the seat is a later replacement, covering the original. A few elements of the metal stringing are loose but intact. The wooden roundels displaying splits throughout. There is a hairline split to the panel covering the rear left leg proper but appears to be an older repair and is stable. "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."