The diorama has not been examined outside of its frame. There are some losses to the foliage decoration at the top of the carving. There may be further losses to the micro-carving. There is some minor stable splitting to the carving in areas. There is glue and a white residue, possibly a gesso, visible to the carving throughout, which may have been applied as restoration or reinforcement. There appears to be a reattachment to St George's lance. Otherwise the condition is stable.
There is flaking and there are losses to the polychromy of the frame. There is evidence of past worming to the frame in areas. There is some stable splitting to the frame, and a separately carved piece of wood has been inserted at the top, probably for stability. "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."