Very good condition overall. Minor marks, nicks, scratches, abrasions, and small chips, consistent with age and use. The teeth of the combs all in generally excellent condition, with no breaks. Some cracks in the resin of the two shell inlaid combs; the largest missing its projecting finial, as visible in the catalogue illustration. The largest comb with wear and losses to the resin, as visible in the catalogue illustration, although more notable to the reverse. The largest comb with traces of a probably 19th century label, and the side inscribed in white ink: 'D. 39. 3. 1147'. 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.