Oil on stable panel. The surface is in overall stable and bright. There is a stable web of minor craquelure throughout the picture surface and some pigment separation visible on the dark green areas of the screen. Under UV: green varnish fluoresces unevenly. Finely painted dots, dashes, and small areas of inpainting are scattered throughout the composition, with concentrated areas on the left figure's costume, face and hair, as well as on the chair, screen and cabinet. 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.