This work is in very good and sound condition overall. There is minor evidence of wear and handling along the edges. As expected with a work of this construction, a light layer of dust has settled in some of the crevices. Under extreme raking light and close inspection, there are minor and unobtrusive surface irregularities and faint abrasions visible throughout the work. The colors are bright, fresh and clean. 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.