It is expected that early amber object are likely to have restorations, replacements and losses due to the fragility of the material. The present cabinet is no exception. Areas of the surface have been consolidated with a form of wax or resin, predominantly at the edges and in particular at the lower main edge of the integral lid. The cabinet may have had doors which have been lost - there are restorations where hinges may have been. Various pieces of amber inlay have been lost, particularly around the foot of the casket. There is particular restoration to the foot. The secret door (rear) doesn't open. Some amber inlay could possibly be replaced (possibly the fronts of the drawers). Chips to some pieces of amber at the edges. General craquelure and some stable splitting to the amber. The metal mounts are probably later. The damask backing to the reverse is later. Otherwise the condition is generally good with dirt and wear consistent with age. "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."