Good overall condition. The aluminium presents with some light surface soiling throughout, with a few rare tiny dirt stains, some instances of light oxidation and with a few rare lighter areas (including two on top of each heads). The surface presents with slight variations in tone and texture throughout as is typical for the material and inherent in production. There are a few rare and light scratches and scuffs on the aluminium, consistent with age and use. At the junction between the seat and the backrest, a very small aluminium element presents with a small crack, that does not jeopardize the stability of the lot. The edges of the wings and of the seat presents with tiny indentations, consistent with age and use. The two bird heads rotate freely and are easily adjustable.
The wood is very slightly dry and presents with a few rare stains. There are four empty holes along the outer edge of the seats.
"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."