In overall fair restored condition. Surface with good colour but has numerous old marks and scratches consistent with age and use. Brass escutcheon and lock probably later replacements. Large split to pine carcass beneath inkwell. Leather inset with tear and lifting along its creased edge. Veneers and banding with some restorations and replacements. Now lacking three castors and one castor with block detached. Small semi-circle aperture to rear presumably added so the bureau can take external wiring. With two keys.
88cm. wide when fall front 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."