Christopher Gilbert, The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale, 1978, 2 vols., vol. II, pp.96-7, illustrates several hall chairs with similar characteristics to the present lot including the round fluted back on a shaped socle, figs. 155 and 159 and turned legs figs. 155-6.
In good order and of a solid stance. One back support with loss of disc motif. Old marks and scratches from age and use. One chair with traces of white paint to the dished seat. Of pleasing proportions. "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."