The panel is a fragment of a large chest. As such, there are some losses, in particular to the locking mechanism at the centre, which would have slotted into the lid. Otherwise, the condition of the wood is good, with some wear and minor dirt to the surface, consistent with age. There is stable splitting to the wood, consistent with material. There are slightly open splits and chips to the wood, particularly at both sides. There is a pin on the left side where it may have connected to the other panels of the chest. There is minor evidence of past worming. There are two modern brackets to the back for reinforcement. There are some paint marks and remnants of an old label to the back. "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."