Fair overall condition. The wood presents with the usual scratches, scuffs, minutes chips and minute dents. They are a few cracks on the wood inherent to the aging of the material. They are instances of wear to the finish of the wood. Most of the wooden elements on one chair are disjoined and the structure would need to be stabilized. The screws holding the armrest to the backrest are not stable. A circular piece of wood between the armrest and the backrest is missing on one chair. The rattan seat and back have been replaced at later date.
One of a chair has most likely been re-varnished at a later date and presents with a few instances of a restauration. "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."