The illustration of the catalogue is accurate.
There are the inevitable dents, marks and scratches due to age and use.
There are old restorations, shrinkage cracks and some replacements to the veneer, especially to the front drawer, as visible on the catalogue illustration.
There are two cracks to the tulipwood veneer of the undertier.
The table is slightly loose.
The black leather of the writing board has cracks and scratches.
The marble top is yellowish with some stains.
Elegant table which would benefit from a gentle restoration. "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."