Overall the condition of the wood is good, with dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. The child's proper right forearm and head appear to have been replaced, some glue residue and paint marks are visible. There is some evidence of past worming to the surface. There is stable splitting to the wood, consistent with the material, including to the Virgin's proper left arm and to the centre of Saint Anne's dress. A small section at the front of the base, including Saint Anne's shoe, has been carved separately. The Virgin's proper left hand, together with the book and part of her proper right hand, has also been carved separately. There are a few chips, including to Saint Anne's headdress and to the edges at the back. There are minor losses and small chips to the child's toes and the Virgin's locks of hair. There is wear to the polychromy in areas, and it may have been partially refreshed.
There is a later metal bracket to the reverse at the bottom for stability, and a modern mount for hanging at the top.
"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."