In overall reasonable restored condition. Losses, old marks, scratches and lifting to veneers consistent with age and use. A significant veneer loss to top left edge of lid and significant horizontal crack to lid. Brass mounts with minor old marks and scratches and some screws missing but mounts are still securely fixed. One drawer with shrinkage to wood lining. The other extensively restored and possibly replaced. Similarly, the two removeable blocks to the interior of the lid have possibly been replaced. "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."