Wear, discoloration and losses to edges commensurate with age and use. Appears to retain the original gimmal hinges. Age cracks to the top. The lock mechanism is detached and lacking. Lacking one of the bottom boards to the case. There is a 5" strip of molding missing from the top of the proper right panel. There is a 10" long by 2" wide triangular patch at the proper front right corner of the top. It appears as if the batons have been detached and reset on opposite sides of the top. 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.