The illustration of the catalogue is accurate.
There are the inevitable dents, marks and scratches due to age and use.
The gilding is rubbed and tarnished with some chips revealing the white gesso and the red bowl underneath.
Both backrests are loose and have been restored to the junction with the seatrails. Some elements of the upper corners of the backrests have been refixed. There are visible construction cracks tp both seatrails (visible above the front feet).
Both seatrails have been reinforced with four wooden blocks.
There are some stains and tears to the fabric.
Very elegant pair of chairs with an uncommon and beautiful design. "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."