This interesting piece has lost its original lacquered decoration presenting a red wash on a white ground. There are some visible constructions cracks as well as marks and scratches consistent with age and use. It has lost its uphsotelry and some of the stuffing is visible through tears on the cotton fabric covering it. The hinged seat is of a later date, as well as the baton feet.
105 by 88 by 47cm., 41½ by 34¾ by 18½in. "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."