Overall, the condition of the bronze is good with dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is some wear to the patina, in particular to the high points, including to Napoleon's nose, chin and hair. There are a few minor nicks and scratches to the bronze, in particular to the back. The base is composed in sections and some slightly open joints are visible between the wood and the bronze parts. There is minor oxidation to the gilt bronze mounts. Three of the gilt bronze feet in the shape of eagles are slightly loose but stable. "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."