The mantel shelf with a chip to the left corner of right projecting canted corner; large shallow chip to central part of mantel shelf at left corner; the right vertical section with small chips to th leaf tips of carved floral swags; remnants of plaster from the wall to side panels of each vertical piece; the frieze with small chips and losses to leaf tips and with some restored chips to right of the top edge; the left vertical piece with small chips to leaf tips of floral garlands; small shallow chips to corners at joins; overall with small chips and wear to the edges and extremities. Please note that this fireplace required professional instillation. 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.