The work consists of a wooden base and two carved wooden upright elements. All three elements appear sound and fix together securely. There are a small number of chips, nicks and losses to the wooden structures particularly towards the upper quarter of both, the most noticeable of which is at the upper edge of the smaller wooden structure. There is one old restored chip to the smaller of the two carvings, that appear to have historic restorations. There are a number of cracks along the grain of the wood to both structures. There is some damage to the varnish at the lower end of the carvings. There is some light surface dirt, particularly to the horizontal joining features of both carvings. Subject to the above the work appears to be in good overall condition.
The carvings affix to the Artist's base with five metal prongs.
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