Overall in good condition. The leather surfaces with scattered scuffs, scratches, minute dents, staining and gentle discolouration consistent with age and use. The corners of the leather each with rubbing, with the rear right corner worn through exposing the wood below, measuring approximately 2 x 1 cm. The area surrounding the escutcheons with scuffs, nicks, shallow indentations and surface tears, the later concentrated to the proper right drawer. One of the escutcheons is missing. The wood legs with a few hairline cracks running vertically which are stable, and with minor scattered scuffs and scratches throughout, all consistent with age. The brass elements with some surface scratches and oxidation. The brass on the proper right side with more significant scratches. Three keys are included.
"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."