Overall in good condition. The wood surfaces presents with a few minor surface scratches, minor edge abrasions and minor discoloration consistent with age and gentle use. Light age cracks to the wood on each side of the bookcase, consistent with the natural age of the wood. A few traces of old and minor restoration along the edges, the largest one to the lower edge of one of the bookshelves and measuring 1 in. in length. The interior of one shelve with minor lifting of the veneer to the lower portion of the proper right side, consistent with age and gentle use. A minor chip to the veneer to the proper left edge of one of the bookshelves, at mid-height and measuring approximately ½ x ¼ inches. A very elegant pair with a highly detailed and richly figuring wood. 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.