Scattered age and construction cracks. The veneer with some surface restorations, patches and replacements. Hairline cracks to veneer, most to roll top. Ormolu mounts later, most of brass mounts probably later and now with dents and some surface dirt. Interior of roll top refitted and with replaced leather inlay. Upper section with faux book bindings. In restored, good overall condition, ready for 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.