Good overall condition. The surface with scattered light scratches, small chips mostly concentrated along the edges (some chips of gilt only, some chips of gilt and lacquer - partially visible in the online catalogue illustration) including a few chips previously restored. Scattered black stains on both proper left panels and some on one proper right panel, visible on the catalogue illustration. These black stains appears to be previous attempts of restoration of some wear to the gilding that have faded with time. The reverse with some significant wear to the brown/black lacquer, concentrated to the centre of the panels. Some scratches, scuffs and dents scattered, with more significant ones on the reverse on the proper left panels.
Some missing screws in the hinges, not jeopardizing the stability of the screens.
"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."