These iconic and impressive gates will require professional advice on installation. They have evidence of day-to-day use, which includes changes to patination where hands have been applied and residual polish to cast relief plaques. The handles and locks are probably of a later date, from when the gates were re-fitted and this is evidenced by the off-centre positioning of one handle. The lot has one key. As described in catalogue the gates are fixed to a later frame and additional images are available, although Sotheby's recommends gallery inspection. Some minor solder repairs and generally with old marks and scratches conssitent with age and use. Weight: 385kg. "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."