EASTERN NETHERLANDISH, SECOND HALF 15TH CENTURY
gilt and polychromed walnut, on a later wood base
figure: 125cm., 49¼in.
base: 3cm., 1⅛in.
Overall the condition of the wood is good, with some dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. Both forearms are lost. There is extensive evidence of past worming, in particular to the area of drapery covering the proper right arm and to the drapery covering the proper left upper leg. The worming has led to some minor losses including to a piece of drapery at the front on the proper left side and to some of the locks of hair on the back. The polychromy is likely to have been largely refreshed. There is no gilding or polychromy on the saint's cloak. There is wear and minor losses to the polychromy throughout.
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.
Private collection, Belgium