A SET OF TEN GEORGE III MAHOGANY DINING CHAIRS, CIRCA 1770
comprised of eight side chairs and two armchairs
height 38 ½in.; width of side chairs 20 ½in.; width of armchairs 25 in.
97.8 cm; 52.1 cm; 63.5 cm
Chairs in overall good conserved condition. Contemporary upholstery in fine condition. Scattered nicks, dents, scrapes, and scratches to surfaces throughout, especially on feet and stretchers, commensurate with age and use. One armchair with front cross stretcher replaced. The other armchair with old break to proper right side seat rail. One side chair with old breaks to top crest rail and pierced back splat, old repairs on top crest rail are beginning to come loose and could benefit from restorative attention in this area. Two side chairs re-railed. Overall sturdy builds and nice rich color. Ready to use.
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.
Ronald Phillips, London