The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate although the tone of the wood is slightly paler in the original.
This work is in very good condition. A fine layer of dust has collected in the recessed parts throughout. The ladder at the reverse of the truck appears to have been repaired and there are visible glue spots around this area. On close examination there are a few cracks to the wood in places, notably to the wheels of the truck, inherent to the artist's working process. The wheels are slightly loose on their axels. "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."