The illustration of the catalogue is dull by comparison to reality.
There are the inevitable chips, dents, marks and scratches due to age and use.
The gilding is slightly rubbed and tarnished.
The two glass panels are later. There are some stains to the glass panels with lifting areas.
The lower horizontal part has been probably restored.
The upper leaves crown has been broken and refixed.
The back panels are probably original with some replacements.
Impressive mirror and uncommon scale. "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."