The illustration of the catalogue is accurate.
There are the inevitable dents, marks and scratches due to age and use.
There are chips and lifting elements to the veneer, especially to the edges.
There are cracks and losses to the veneer as visible on the catalogue illustration.
The fluted metal elements of the feet are missing, especially to the front.
Two ormolu elements of the backfeet are missing.
There is one chip with a loss to the back left hand side of the marble top.
The gilt-bronze elements are rubbed and tarnished.
Elegant commode which would benefit from a 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."