Atmospheric. Top with ring marks and later cleated ends. Typical age cracks to relief panels. Old, marks and scratches consistent with age. Some losses to moulding around the base. This piece exhibits signs of its age throughout and exhibits the kind of wear that one would expect. The lock is very, very stiff and the lid initially appears locked but it is merely very stiff. Lacking interior till. Traces of old worm, again as to be expected. "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."