GERMAN, 18TH CENTURY
RELIEF WITH THE THREE GRACES
limewood, in a gilt wood frame
30 by 25cm., 11¾ by 9⅞in.
Overall the condition of the wood is good, with some dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is evidence of past worming in areas, in particular to the stomach of the Grace on the left and to the head, shoulder and back of the middle Grace. There is further minor worming to the left bottom side of the relief, where some fill has been applied. There are some chips and minor losses to the gilt wood frame, including to the inside of the frame at the top of the relief, where there is also a small stable split. There is flaking and some wear to the gilding in areas.
"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."