The panel is cradled, very slightly bowed, and stable. The paint surface is clean, and the varnish clear and even. There is tenting throughout, which has started to lift, for example in the head of the man in green (upper left), and in the table cloth (lower centre) - these areas would benefit from stabilisation. There has been flaking in the past, for example in the architecture (upper left), and in the white cloth of the man in orange (lower left). A damage with associated paint loss is visible, upper right. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals retouching to the aforementioned damage, as well as along a repaired split (upper left) measuring approx. 10 cm., and small spots and lines throughout, with more concentrated areas in the shadows, lower left and lower centre. "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."