Fair overall condition.
The sycamore presents with some scattered scratches, scuffs and small dents. The edges present with some chips, mostly concentrated along the corners/edges along the lower part of the fall-front (the largest on 3,5 cm, visible on the catalogue illustration). The proper left side presents with an area of abrasion/loss to the veneer on approximately 4 x 2 cm. The wood presents with several cracks, including a vertical one on the exterior of the fall-front on approximately 15 cm). The legs present with scuffs, wear to the varnish, dents and small chips of veneer.
The brass handles with oxidation stains. The metal nut holding one handle is missing and has been replaced by a new one.
This lot is sold with 1 key. The upper lock is broken (but open). "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."