One chair is professionally re-upholstered in velvet, the other in linen. The frame of each has been cleaned and applied with a light varnish. The example upholstered in linen has small/minor area of infill to the inside edge of one back leg. The example upholstered in velvet has an age separation crack approximately 1 1/2in long to the top edge of the back rest rail. This crack appears stable and does not inhibit the stability of the frame in any way. Overall in our opinion the chairs present well with and each retains a firm structure. 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.