appears to retain its original hardware; refinished; secondary wood is white pine; drawer bottoms patched and repaired; cracks taped and re-glued on drawer bottoms; proper right rear foot glue blocks lost and replaced; interiors of drawers varnished; interior pigeon hole compartments varnished; hinges and lock on fall-lid replaced; 10" by 1 1/2 in. patch to proper right writing surface at junction of hinge; backboards painted black; 2 in. by 1/4 in. patch to top at location of lock. 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.