Overall good condition consistent with age and use.
The iron presents with oxidation and traces of rust, the later being mostly concentrated to the edges and the lower half of the piece, visible on the catalogue illustration.
There is a thin vertical crack on approximately 18 cm from the top of the fireback with previous small attempts to stabilize it.
A small element of approximately 2,5 x 2,5 x 0,3 cm has most likely been previously re-glued on the proper left side. "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."