Overall the condition of the busts is good, with minor dirt and wear to the surfaces consistent with age. The busts are carved in sections, and some stable joints are slightly visible. There is also minor stable splitting to the wood consistent with the material, including a few slightly open splits. There are a few minor losses, including to one of the busts' hair and a small chip to the tip of the nose. There is minor evidence of past worming to the busts. There is an old metal pin to one of the busts above the scroll. There is a modern metal hoop to each reverse to facilitate hanging.
The wall brackets are in good condition with minor dirt and wear, including to the paintwork and gilding. "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."