Overall the condition of the marbles is good, with some wear and dirt to the surface consistent with age. There is some slight dark veining to the marble, consistent with the material. It appears that on two of the reliefs, two open veins have been concealed with white fill. There are also a few small naturally occurring inclusions; this affects two of the reliefs in particular, and some of the inclusions have been filled. The reliefs are carved separately from the marble backgrounds, and some stable original joints are slightly visible in areas. In one of the reliefs the tip of the nose has been reattached (or possibly restored). There are a few very minor chips and abrasions at the high points, including the laurel wreaths and the ears. There is possibly some slight weathering to the marble surfaces.
There is minor general wear to the frames, including a few small chips to the gilding. "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."