Most of the surface decoration intact, with some wear to the extremities and few sections of the mother-of-pearl and tortoiseshell missing, some have been consolidated, some have been kept in a small plastic box inside one of the drawers, the reverse with some abrasions and a panel of mother-of-pearl missing, losses to the ivory on the lower front side, which has been replaced by bone, with five lock plates, which are oxidised, as viewed. "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."