Good overall condition;
The surface presents with the usual light scratches and with a few tiny dents and tiny chips along the edges and the corners, consistent with age and use. The top presents with a few rare light scuffs to the varnish, not visually distracting. The palmwood has been re-varnished and presents with instances of previous restorations to the veneer (fillings of cracks and of small chips scattered). The metal is willingly oxidized and presents with some surface scratches and some later light oxidation stains. "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."