The illustration of the catalogue is accurate.
There are the inevitable dents, marks and shrinkage cracks due to age and use.
There are some chips and cracks revealing the white gesso and the red bowl underneath.
There are some old woodworms, especially to the lower part of both étagères.
As stated in the catalogue, the upper statuettes are associated and partly 17th century, partly later.
Elegant and rare pair of étagères. Extremely rare use of gilt-bronze. "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."