One (without boat) some gold ground secured specially around the folding section which is mostly restored (but secured), there are some spots, slight soil to the colored section but good condition, some flaking on the theads on the mounts.
Second (one with a boat) there are two sections of 91in diam) gold ground damage which are fixed on upper right, there are some normal wear around binding hinges, far left has some soiling, the middle hinge is loose and needs fixing, the textiles threads are old and flaking. 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.