Overall the condition of the wood is good, with some wear and dirt to the surface consistent with age. The Virgin probably once held the Christ Child in her proper left arm; this is now lost, and a metal dowel remains inserted into her hip. There are a few losses to the wood, including to the drapery around the proper left arm, to the proper right sleeve and some of the fingertips. The proper left thumb and index finger are reattached. It is likely that a now-lost crown would once have been placed on the Virgin's head. There is minor stable splitting to the wood in areas. A section of the back was carved separately. There is also minor evidence of past worming, including to the chin. There is wear to the polychromy and gilding throughout, including some craquelure and flaking, as well as areas of loss at some of the high points, and notably to the mantle on the proper left side. There is a metal hook inserted into the hair at the back, and a metal pin at the back of the clouds. There are holes to the top of the head. "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."