Very good overall condition. Superficial scratches and minor wear throughout seating area consistent with gentle use and age. The proper left front edge of the bench presents with a series of scratches, only partially visible in the catalogue illustration. The backrest presents with small abrasions and 3 shallow edge abrasions in concentrated area (largest ⅓ -in. wide), which are not visually distracting. The backrail with a 16 ¾-in. hairline scratch near upper edge, not visually distracting. There is a faint ring (3-inches wide) near the inner Indian rosewood key, faintly visible in catalogue photography and only noticeable upon close inspection. The bench has recently been professionally oiled, which helped revitalize the wood finish and magnify its rich, natural patterns. Overall a sturdy, stable structure and a superb example of an iconic Nakashima design. 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.