Overall, the condition of the box is very good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is slight warping to the lid and there is a joint visible across the top. There is minor stable splitting to the wood, consistent with the material, in particular to the lid. Some splits and losses have been consolidated with wax. Some of the inlay is lifting slightly, including to the check-board of the lid. It is possible that some small pieces of intarsia have been lost and replaced. There is some staining to the wood by the mounts to the interior of the lid. The lock is a little loose. The floor of the box is composed in two sections and there is a joint visible. There are some small nicks and abrasions, including to the lower edges of the box. There are some areas of wax restoration to the reverse of the box. There is evidence of minor nonactive worming, including to the underside of the box. "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."