In overall very presentable condition. The surface has been finished with a dark and glossy polish and has some marks and signs of wear in places. The doors are in good sound condition. There is a missing section to the division between the doors at the top with further, more minor, losses below. The lower panel to the left door has a repaired split with some replaced inlay to the affected area. The right foot has some "sprung" inlay which is partially detached. There some losses to the brass inlay on the right side of the armoire; these missing sections have been filled in. A section of brass inlay to the left hand side has been detached but is retained.
A decorative armoire of impressive proportions with especially fine and intricate inlay. "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."