Overall the condition of the altar is good, with some dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are a few small losses, in particular to one of the plaques with a scene from the life of Christ, to two sides of the ebony frame around the central composition, and to a spike decoration to the top of the frame on the right side. There is some rubbing to the gilding throughout. The wood decoration at the top at the centre has been reattached and has been reinforced at the back with tape. The two spikes on the left side at the top have also been reattached, and glue residue is visible. The lance and soldier on horseback on the right side of the central scene are slightly loose, as is the angel on the right side. "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."