The columns are in overall good restored condition. Overall with old marks, chips, scuffs, and scratches consistent with age and use. There are some areas with minor losses, restorations and minor refilling. The capitals are later.
The spiraling twisting shaft is attractive - indeed, the curve gives energy and dynamism to the traditional cylindrical column.
As stated in catalogue, please note that this lot will only be available for viewing at our Greenford Park Warehouse. Please contact the department for further information. "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."