Property of a Gentleman
A LOUIS XV CARVED WALNUT BERGÈRE À OREILLES CIRCA 1750
with silk cotton upholstery
In overall fair restored condition. Re-upholstered, upholstery with very minor signs of wear. Evidence of repairs to joints of back rest. Surface re-polished. Minor chips to carving and commensurate with age and use. One repaired break to seat rail on the right side, would benefit from further attention as repair has some movement. Corners re-blocked. Damaged from web pin marks and conforming fillet repairs to seat rail. Evidence of old worm which no longer appears to be active. Splice repair to one leg and peg repair to the same leg. Generally, with minor old marks and scratches consistent with age and 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. 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."