This academic chair which shows it's great age. This piece is in a distressed condition and will require some workshop attention. There is evidence of old worm and a notable fracture which will require consolidation as the piece in its current condition cannot be sat upon and is of an unsteady stance. There is much evidence of old repairs, in the form of strengthening brackets. Interestingly wear and losses to the yellow velvet reveal very small sections of yellow damask to the arms. "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."