Overall the condition of the figures is good. There is wear and some dirt to the surface consistent with age. The paint has been covered and fixed by a later layer of lacquer. There is some naturally occurring stable splitting to both figures, both have a horizontal split running along the back and the proper right elbow of the veiled figure is also slightly split. There are several small losses to the edges of teh drapery, including an overpainted break to the proper left side of the veiled woman. Both forearms of the woman with the hat were carved separately: the joints are slightly visible. Both her hands were reattached at the wrist.
Both figures are suspended with help of crossed metal nails at the back. "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."