Illustration is too orange, the veneer has a darker and more elegant tone in reality. It has turned dry in places and therefore is slightly lifting especially on sides. A few tiny pieces of veneer are missing, particularly on the lower apron (as visible on the photograph). Old patched restorations in places. The bronze mounts are quite tarnished. The marble top, possibly restored, with expected minor scratches and edge chips. A beautiful piece of furniture, with a nice "cubes" parquetry, which would benefit from a gentle restoration. "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."