This charming portrait is rendered with great sensitivity and clarity. Of particular note is the intricately carved chair, with vibrant patterned fabric. An unobtrusive, very thin border of tarnish follows the mat's shape at the lower and left edges. Upon very close inspection are several tiny rust-colored spots on the image.
Notations on the reverse of the seal indicate that it was resealed in 1995. The case is intact and only slightly worn. 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.