This bold pedestal desk has been conserved and has an attractive tooled cream leather top, replaced, with marks and staining as expected. The dummy side displays slight fading and some movement from sun exposure. Both sides, as well as sides of the kneehole have shrinking cracks sensitively repaired and not easily noticeable. The lock on the right hand side has its key jammed and needs attention. There are marks and scratches and scuffing throughout consistent with its age and use. An attractive piece. Frieze drawer key missing.
"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."