Good condition overall, consistent with age and use.
The lacquer presents with scratches, scuff marks, scattered chips of lacquer and a few dents, as visible in the catalogue illustration and all consistent with age and use. The proper left side edge of the footboard with more significant wear and losses to the lacquer all along, as visible on the catalogue illustration. The metal has most likely been re-lacquered at a later stage and some of the original paint might be visible under some chips. The metal presents with instances of oxidation (mostly visible under the chips of paint). The leather upholstery is newer and in very good overall condition with a few scratches and some light traces of wear. "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."