The Period Examples:
Each in overall fine condition, showing wear commensurate with age and use. One example's scroll feet have been previously cracked, nailed and reglued. The other example has had all of the feet replaced.
Secondary wood: Oak
Each in fine condition. Areas in which they have been intentionally aged, including minor dents and also rubbing down of the turned stretcher to match the period pair.
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.