Overall the condition of the wood is good, with wear and minor dirt to the surface consistent with age. The polychromy and gilding have largely worn, revealing the white ground for the polychromy. Several traces of gilding and polychromy remain. There is rubbing also to the white ground at the high points. There is some evidence of past worming, in particular - but not limited to - the figures at the sides, and to the back. The blade of the executioner's sword is lost. There is a metal hook for mounting on the reverse. "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."