Overall very good condition consistent with age and gentle use. Scattered marks, scuffs and scratches to the lead, painted and elements throughout. Minor oxidation and dents to the lead elementsm with some wear at the corners to the door of the main writing compartment.. The grey leather surface with minor marks and wear as partially visible in the printed and online catalogues. The right hand side proper top surface with a a few circular stains and one larger shallow scratch approximately 8cm in length. The left hand side proper top surface with two small areas posessing more prominient marks. The first area has a deeper scuff approximately 5 x 2.5 cm, the other with some loss of material approximately 2 cm in diameter. The red leather writing surface with minor scuffs and scratches, the longest of which is visible in the printed and online catalogues. The red leather behind the drawer handles with minor wear and scratches, particularly on the left hand side proper drawer, as partially visible in the printed and online catalogues. "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."