Overall, the condition of the casket is good, with some dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are minor losses to the embossed leather throughout, including some larger losses at the edges and corners. There are chips and minor losses to the wood and the leather at the bottom and top edge. The casket is composed of sections, and there are some slightly open but stable joints, including to the lid and the side of the casket on the left side. There is general wear to the lining on the interior of the casket, including fraying. There is wear to the gilding of the metal mounts and lockplate. "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."