The painting has recently been cleaned, relined and restored. In overall good condition. Inspection under ultraviolet reveals restoration to the shadows and outlines of the peaches to the left, and to the stone ledge and the shadows beneath it, and some local strengthening to the leaves. The restoration is not obtrusive and the picture will not require further attention. The varnish is clear and even.
Offered in a later gilt wood frame with foliate decoration, some minor chips. "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."