Please note that the description for this lot has been amended, after an analysis of the wood returned results of spruce and oak, it has been determined that the desk-and-bookcase is English. Overall fine condition. Wear commensurate with age and use. Refinished. Retains three shelves and six finials. Hardware is replaced. Few areas of minor loss or lifting to the veneer. Tooled leather writing surface is later, with cracks at the seam of the fall board. The lock mechanism is replaced with associated veneer patches along the top edge of the fall board. The top right door has a 12 by 1-inch vertical patch along the right most-front facing edge in the upper corner. Bottom 2 inches of the front foot facings possibly patched. 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.