Condition consistent with age and use.
Both columns appear to have been repainted and re-gilt at later date. The tops and the bases of each columns are later. The paint presents with some wear and some soiling throughout and with scattered losses. Only one half of the columns are gilded. The wood presents with scratches, cracks, dents and chips scattered, consistent with age and use. The base of one column with a significant chip of approximately 3,5 x 2,5 cm along one corner. There are some tiny previous woodworms holes scattered. The top of one column presents with large was remnants. "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."