Lined. The surface is clean and stable and the colors remain bright and fresh. There is one accretion on the chest of drawers at lower left and isolated areas of barely perceptible craquelure in the foreground that are consistent with age. There is very minor frame abrasion scattered along the edges. Under UV: old varnish has been selectively cleaned and the uncleaned areas fluoresce green. There is evidence of older retouching in these areas. There are newer retouches on the tea set and on and around the figures. There are some additional scattered dots and dashes of retouching in the background. 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.