The illustration of the catalogue is accurate. There are the inevitable dents, marks and scratches due to age and use. As stated in the catalogue, there are restorations to both stools. The walnut stool (illustration: right stool): the stretcher is replaced, there are old woodworm traces, one lower foot ball is replaced. The tapestry is associated with some wear and some restored tears (visible on the right hand side corner of the illustration with a new piece of tapestry). Trimmings are later with new nails. The oak stool (illustration: left stool): one lower rail is replaced, one rectangular angle is restored, the seatrail has been reinforced, the tapestry is later with minor wear. Both constructions are firm and sound. "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."