The illustration of the catalogue is accurate. There are the inevitable minor dents, marks and scratches due to age and use. One element of the cornice is missing to one right hand side front foot (approx 12 cm). There are some chips to the gilding revealing the wood underneath. Both constructions are firm. There are some wooden blocks to reinforce the seatrails and the upper part of each feet. As stated in the catalogue, the marble tops are probably later. They are in good overall condition with some minor chips and surface scratches. "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."