The illustration of the catalogue is accurate. Good overall condition. There are the inevitable dents, marks and scratches due to age and use. There are old woodworm traces. There are some chips and rubbed areas to the gilding, revealing the white gesso and the red bowl underneath, especially one chip to the lower part of the fluted stem (approx. 2,5 x 2 cm.). There are some chips to the white marble top. There is one crack to wood on the upper part, to the capital, with minor losses. The construction is firm. Nice carving, elegant porte-torchère. "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."