The illustration of the catalogue is accurate.
There are dents, marks, scratches and shrinkage cracks due to age and use.
There are many chips to the gilding revealing the white gesso, the red bowl and the wood underneath. Very attractive gilding with different shades of gold.
Elements have been broken and glued, especially one element which had been broken and refixed to the right hand side of Louis XVI medallion portrait. Some leaves and branches had been broken and glued.
Some elements have been refixed and reinforced with screwed and nailed wooden pieces to the back.
Very decorative panel. "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."