Fair overall condition, consistent with age and use.
The surface presents with some soiling throughout
The lacquered frame with some light scratches and some minute chips of lacquer scattered.
The panels with some flaking and chips of lacquer scattered, including some more visible ones to the upper and the lower edges (on both sides), partially visible in the catalogue illustration.
This screen would benefit from the care of a professional restorer. A restoration quote is available upon request. "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."