In overall good condition and presentation, with all pietre dure panels in tact with little to no wear to their surface. The interior liner appears to be original, but some areas are lifting or separating from the case. There are traces of discoloration and light oxidation consistent with age and atmospheric conditions. The non-bronze metallic surface has been previously painted black with areas of that painted surface rubbed due to use. The singular hinge feels loose while it rests closed. 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.