Small patches to veneer; in good restored condition. Infill to areas along with minor restorations to veneer. Leather later and in good condition. Restored age cracks mainly to back, top, and writing surface but not extensive; stable. Later detached carving with old wood worm. Old wood worm damage to underside; not extensive and very minor. Small chips to veneer. Mounts with oxidation and rubbing. One drawer originally fitted. 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.