The chair is in good overall condition. There is some splitting, particularly along the seat frame and to one of the lower stretches. There is some shrinkage and wear to the surface which is quite dry, perhaps from sun exposure. The chair is not even on its feet due to wear or perhaps movement of the wood. There is wear overall consistent with type. Please note that this lot will require a CITES permit for export outside of the United States. 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.