Overall fine condition. Wear, discoloration, age cracks, and minor losses to edges commensurate with age and use. Refinished surface. The skirt was previously fitted with a beaded edge that is now fully lacking. The drop pendants and their plinths are replaced. Some lock mechanisms are replaced. Finial and hardware replaced. There are a number of veneer patches and lifting to the feather banding. There is a 3 in. by 5 in. sq. patch to the proper left hand side of the upper case. Appears as if there were finial plinths at each corner that have been lost. The central finial plinth is replaced, approximately 4" in height and has been reveneered.
Secondary wood: white pine. 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.