There is evidence of past worming, this has led to some losses, notably to the Virgin's proper right arm and proper left forearm and hand; there are further small losses around the base at the bottom, to four fingers of the Child's proper right hand, and to the Virgin's veil on the proper left side. There is residue or varnish visible in areas, in particular around the Virgin's arms. The Child is carved separately and attached to the Virgin with a hook at the back. The Child is carved in sections and joints are visible at the shoulders and the proper right thumb. There are small losses to the gilding and the polychromy throughout; it is possible that some of the gilding and polychromy have been refreshed. Otherwise the condition is good, with minor dirt and wear consistent with age.
The later wood base is in good condition with some general wear. "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."