Overall very good condition and presentation; the original gilt-tooled green leather top is stained, scratched and cracked in places especially over lines of construction; the carcass is stable and made of oak; losses to veneer and lifting to the back of each leg; losses to front frieze of desk around edges of drawers; four large kingwood veneer pieces in a bag; all bronzes nicely cast and chased with a good gold color; some areas of dirt and tarnishing; overall with the usual minor age cracks and nicks consistent with age and use. 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.