A paper label on the bottom of the stool states: Cover for cricket stool by Aunt Binda who died in 1847. She spun and dyed the yarn to work it and also worked in the same pattern a hearth rug for which she took a...at the State Fair in Hartford and Several rug door mats which Mary gave to Mrs. Bagley of...Edith, 1910.
Wool binding tape is in good condition. Top has some minor losses and some of the wool tassel threads are broken or lost. Some of the wool thread covering of the balls is gone. Some wear and a shrinkage crack on the base. 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.