Overall in very good condition consistent with age. The lacquer is in very good condition with a few occasional minor age cracks. It is exquisitely painted. There is some looseness to the legs at the joints that would benefit from some adjustment. It appears that the gilt has been freshened up at some point. The fabric appears to be original; it is slightly dry and has an area approx. 2 in. long that has ripped and can easily be restored. Overall a wonderful and rare object. 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.