The board is laid down on panel and the panel is sound. There are some minor losses to the extreme edges of the board, not visible when framed. There is a small surface irregularity in the pale blue pigment towards the centre of the upper edge, with some associated retouching. There are some further scattered spots and lines of retouching surrounding this area and within the pale blue pigments around the red flowers to the right of the composition, a thin vertical line to the right of the plant pot, some spots and lines within the green pigments of the table, to the right of the red cup and some other small spots and lines of retouching, all visible under ultra-violet light. This work is in good, stable condition.
Overall fairly accurate in the printed catalogue illustration, although slightly brighter in the original. "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."