A dramatic pair of chairs in overall good condition. The 18th century upholstery with evidence of wear and tear, but in reasonablly good order and would benefit from a gentle clean. Rubbing and losses to parcel gilding notably to armrests. Evidence of old worm, which no longer appears to be active. The corner of one upright with a repaired break to reverse. Chairs are sound and sturdy, ready to use. "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."