There is very minor surface dirt and dust to the crevices, with one or two very slight spots of craquelure appearing to the paint at the point at which the structure meets the base. There are several small scuffs and minor scratches to the base, with a tiny instance of loss to the top edge of the work, only visible upon very close inspection. There are small areas of retouching to the edges of the painted steel construction, visible upon close inspection. This excepting the work appears in good overall condition.
Please telephone the department on +44 (0) 207 293 6424 if you have any questions regarding the present work.
"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."