Color: lighter, softer and less yellow overall than illustrated. Border is cream - not yellow. Field is soft red and pale pink. Pile: generally good, very dense 1/4 - 1/3 inch overall. Scattered splits with minor losses, mostly in guard borders, ranging from approximately 2.5in. to 6in. in size - foundation is weak in areas - recommend securing and reinforcing. Scattered spot stains and discoloration - not serious. Sides: sound. Ends: sound wth original flat weave turned under and sewn down. Fabric strip sewn to reverse on all four sides. 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.