Overall the condition of the wood is good, with some dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are a few minor losses, including to the dragon's ears. There is some stable splitting to the wood consistent with the material, in particular to St. George's upper body on the the proper right side, to his face on the proper right side, to the bottom edge of his drapery on the proper right side. The latter split is slightly open but stable on the reverse. There is also a slightly open but stable split running down the centre of the back. There is minor evidence of past worming in particular to the base. There is wear to the gilding and polychromy, including some flaking and craquelure. The gilding has flaked revealing the red ground underneath. There is a hole to the terrasse, which may have supported the tip of a now-lost lance.
There is some dirt and wear including fraying to the velvet covered base. "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."