A carbon copy of the original sketch of the present lot, dated November 1, 1960, together with an undated black and white photograph of the present lot and two letters of correspondence from 1991 between Mira Nakashima and the original owner are provided with this lot.
Overall in very good condition. The wooden surfaces with minor scuffs and scratches throughout. The top surface with minor whitening of the finish and faint circular marks each measuring approximately 4cm diameter concentrated to the rear left section. The same section with a shallow surface scratch which measures approximately 2.5 cm. The upper section of the proper left panel with two minor scratches running horizontally, each measuring approximately 5cm. The upper and lower rear corners of the same panel with minor chips to the edge, measuring approximately 4 cm and 7 cm respectively. The upper section of the proper right panel with a shallow scratch running horizontally, measuring approximately 5cm. The rear lower corner of the same panel with a chip running vertically measuring approximately 3cm. The pandanus cloth with minor wear concentrated to the upper left and right sections of each door and is not visually distracting. The far left and far right sides with a slight gap between the door and panel, visible in the catalogue illustration. The rear panel with an opening, original to the work and measures approximately 31.5 x 51 cm. "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."