A decorative set. Re-gilt and redecorated. Fabric coverings with old marks and stains. There are overall marks, scratches and chips to painted and carved surface consistent with use and rubbing to the arm rests revealing exposed timber. There has been some consolidation to the frames and carcases, this is evidenced in the form of later batons, residual glue and spliced repairs to the seat rails visible when the chairs are turned upside down, all of which are very well one and mean that this smart set of chairs are sound and 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."