This bureau is in overall good condition. The colour is good. It has been re-finished. The top right hand edge has a replaced strip of veneer. Minor characteristic patching around flap and drawers. Top left hand corner of the flap has a patch. Hinges to flap replaced and with patching around them inside the desk. Handles and escutchions replaced with slight ghosting around them indicating position of previous handles. Old marks and scratches to interior. Replaced leather to insode of flap. Minor restoration to front edge of two shelves above small drawers in interior. One drawer front has a patch and the front right hand foot is also patched. This foot has been re-veneered.Age cracks to right hand side. Rear right hand foot with an age crack. Old marks and scratches including old pitting throughout. "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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."