Of imposing presence, this bureau is in reasonable condition, with overall marks and scratches consistent with age and use, and faint traces of old woodworm, which appears to be no longer active. Traces of old repairs to cracks. One noticeable loss to veneer of top frieze on the right end, as per catalogue photograph. Both sides with one vertical cracks that has been repaired but is now in need of some attention. Light damage to feet, including one secure crack to front-right one. "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."