A PAIR OF LOUIS XV WALNUT FAUTEUILS, PROVINCIAL, SECOND QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
with 19th century needlework
These chairs will require workshop attention. The frames with signs of crude repair, which include later screws and re-attached breaks. Evidence of old worm and resulting effect of this in evidence. Losses to carved detail. Needlework tired, seats with losses and discoloured and ingrained dirt. The shaped cresting rail of one with fracture. Despite conditon these will be a charming pair of armchairs when restored.
"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."
Inventory, 1949, 'A pair of old French walnut fauteuils with shaped arms on cabriole legs, upholstered seat and shaped back in gros-point needlework' in the Inner Hall