Overall in excellent condition. Although this piece is apparently not stamped with firm's mark, the back of the piece and drawers are lined with the marbled paper that is often seen in Marx pieces manufactured by Quigley. The piece possibly has been cleaned at some point. The parchment is in terrific shape. The top has several discolorations and what appears to be two ancient patches each the size of a dime that appear to consist of paint and infill. Otherwise the top with surface dirt rubbed into the finish. The parchment on the drawers is good shape with some minor buckling on a few areas. Two or three minor cracked areas and possible areas of patching along the two central seams (one on each side of the keyhole). The bottom panel of parchment that covers the feet with darker patina and there are some tears to the parchment in the inner sides of the legs. The side panels in excellent shape with normal wear and surface dirt. Lacking key. 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.