Description: each splat painted with the crest of Vaughan of Courtfield, the drop in seats upholstered with later floral gros point needlework, the front seat rail of each incised II, V, VIII and XII respectively
Condition Report: Overall in reasonable conserved condition with typical restorations consistent with age and use. The back rests with areas of re-veneering and some repaired breaks. Surface cracks, lifting and repairs to some walnut veneers consistent with age. Painted crests with minor losses and areas of retouching but with a nice craquelure to the surface. There are replaced sections to the carving, notably to the scroll of one of the vase-shaped back spats and to some of the acanthus carved ears of the front legs. One front leg with a crude splice repair. Some loses to the claw feet. Signs of old worm which no longer appears to be active. Old marks and scratches throughout commensurate with age and use. The later drop in seats with fabric covers. Sound and sturdy and ready to 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."
Provenance: Possibly supplied to John Vaughan (1676-1754) for Courtfield, Welsh Bicknor;
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