The velvet upholstered base is modern and in good overall condition, consistent with gentle use. There are a few instances of light wear to the velvet, some light scuffs and a few stains. One seat presents with two circular marks of approximately 8 cm of diameter. Another seat presents with two vertical stains.
The carved group presents with mulitples cracks, multiples chips of paint revealing various layers of paint underneath, a few scattered chips of wood and numerous previous restored elements (previously broken elements that have been glued back together, some of them have been poorly 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."