Good overall condition, consistent with external exposure.
The brass presents with instances of oxidation, concentrated to the seat. There are some scattered small dents, some inherent to the making and others consistent with age and use. The backrest presents with a small crack (on approximately 2 cm, from the top edge of the backrest) and with five holes, original to the making (approximately 3,5 mm of diameter). There are some dirt stains and dirt drippings on the surface, inherent to external exposure.
The steel structure presents with some oxidation and instances of rust. The patina of the steel presents with instances of light wear and some scratches and scuffs throughout, consistent with age and use. The screws are newer (they ave been changed by the Lalanne workshop.).
"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."