In country house condition. Generally with losses, minor chips, old marks and scratches to gilding and paint, consistent with age and use.
The gilt-bronze border mount in the front is detached.
Front: Top left foliate gilt-bronze mount is loose, but is securely fixed to casket. The tip of the coat-of-arms is detached. The left eagle's foot is missing.
The front left claw and ball foot is missing one claw. Similarly, the back left claw and ball foot is missing one claw.
Key is missing, however the casket is open and images of the inside may be requested to the furniture department. "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."