With scattered age and construction cracks, abrasions, scratches and scuffs; not extensive. Refinished, wood with some surface restorations. Some small losses to veneer: not extensive, the largest is an L-shaped loss to one lower corner of fall front, approx. 1in. by 1in. Fall front lacking side hinges, and now with later chains with one loose, the other broken. Leather inlay probably original, with scuffs and scratches and clear varnish. Ormolu and brass with oxidation, some dents, surface dirt and rubbing; not extensive. 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.