Fair overall condition.
This lot is sold with one key opening both cabinets.
The lacquer presents with some light scratches, a few scuffs and some light dents. Some of the scuffs present with chips of lacquer, with some of them revealing the red layer beneath. The edges of both cabinets presents with some small chips, partially visible on the catalogue illustration, and they are some superficial chips of lacquer on the sides. One cabinet presents with a lacquer element of approximately 2 x 2 cm (located on the front, along the frame on the proper right side) that appear to have been refixed at a later time and presents with some tiny chips and tiny losses. Both cabinets presents with hairline cracks to the lacquer panels, more significant and large on the sides, inherent to the aging process of the material. Some chips and cracks presents with attempts of previous restorations.
The metal presents with a few scratches, a few dents and some instances of oxidation. "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."