This cabinet is in reasonable conserved condition, with marks, scratches and losses throughout that are consistent with age and use. The top with restorations, notably to the right hand side corner. The sides with age-related shrinking cracks. Further restorations are visible to the front, most notably on the doors and onthe lower moulding. There are traces of old woodworm, but this appears to be no longer active. The handles are later. It is ready to be placed.
The inside of the right door with old label inscribed "A. ADAMS" and inventory number 2117.
"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."