Condition consistent with age and extensive use.
The wood is dry throughout and presents with scratches, cracks, chips, seam separations and discoloration overall. One leg presents with a significant chip of 13 x 3 cm, that does not affect the stability of the piece. There are some scattered tiny woodworms holes. Several nails are missing and some elements are bent, inherent to the aging process of the wood. The top can rotate but is not stable and presents with multiple scratches, chips, deep scuffs, stains and darker marks.
"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."