Overall in fine restored condition. With a glass top. Scattered chips and losses to marquetry, specifically to the edges of the top. Some areas of lifting to the top and sides. Extensive restoration to inlaid decoration. Many of the earlier losses to tortoiseshell have patches or red inpainting especially to the stretchers and legs which are almost entirely painted. The drawers also have significant painted elements. The painted areas to the right side of the desk are lighter in color than the rest. Boards beneath the flanking tiers of drawers replaced, and the stretcher restored and feet replaced, probably in the 19th century. 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.