An attractive piece in need of professional attention. Overall marks and scratches consistent with age and use, and traces of old woodworm, which appears to be no longer active. Areas of discoloration and opacity to varnish. Visible traces of restoration to the burr veneer of top. Two secure breaks - one restored - to the moulded border of top. Overall shrinkage to front drawers and bombe corners, with lifting to veneer, and cracks visible in the catalogue photograph. The corners, in particular, are in need of professional attention. Scuffing and worm damage to feet. "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."