Overall the condition of the group is very good. The base and trunk of the tree are made up of composite materials, including coral sections, which are fixed with red sealing wax. A wood section under the trunk is visible at the back. This treatment appears to be original. The coral sections appear to be varnished. There is some old glue to the back of the cherubs where they have been previously attached to the coral. Two cherubs are loose, whilst the third on the right, is glued to a coral branch which is slightly loose. The little finger from St Sebastian's proper right hand is missing. There is some minor dirt to the ivory surface. "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."