Overall, the condition of the wood is good, with dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is stable splitting to the wood, consistent with the material, including to the lower abdomen of one of the blackamoors, and to both of the faces of the figures. Some glue residue is visible around the split at the abdomen. There is evidence of past worming throughout. The polychromy has largely been refreshed. There is some flaking to the paint in areas. "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."