Good overall condition. Minor veneer age cracks to pediment with possible veneer restoration, although the `piecing' could be original to the cabinet. typical age cracks to sides which have been restored. General old marks and scratches. The patina is exceptional. The handles appear to be original. The backboards are original but have some inevitable age cracks. A very unusual example firstly in that it is serpentine and also because it is particularly well carved including the rare form of feet. The inlay is most distinctive and seems to be original.
repolished finish "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."