Overall good restored condition; the marble top probably associated, though appears to have age; the marble top with old repaired breaks and with some infilling to diagonal cracks; the top with some small chips and losses to edges and with usual wear and rubbing.
The top of the frieze of the table appears to have been planed or cut down slightly; small chips to the veneers of frieze and with some patches to the veneer especially around the bow and with some lifting; the frieze appears to have been French polished; the surface appears to have been cleaned and now with a later glossy surface; the boards of the frieze with slight bowing, consistent with age; the feet are laminated consistent with age and period construction; the table appears always to have had a marble top and not a wood top. Overall with some old marks, scratches, nicks and bruises; some minor areas of old worm damage to the pine blocks behind the carving.
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.