Overall the condition of the comb is very good, with minor wear and dirt to the surface consistent with age. There are a few minor losses to the thin teeth of the comb. There is some warping to some of the larger teeth. There are =some minor chips to some of the corners, as well as to the outer edge on one side. There are several minor losses to the bone (or ivory) tracery. There is wear to the fabric, including fraying and minor losses. There is some very minor stable splitting to the wood, consistent with the material. "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."