In overall good restored condition. Minor construction cracks, old marks and scratches throughout consistent with age and use. The escutcheon of the keyhole on the right handside door of the upper part is loose - due to the loss of the small screw at the top of the escutcheon. The other side of the doors each with vertical cracks, one noticeable crack running on each door through 3/4 of their height. Some minor restorations visible on the bottom edge on each side of the cabinet's upper part. One drawer is understandably missing to the bottom left handside, of the secretaire's fall front compartment. One minor square shaped loss (1cm x 1cm) below a handle on the left handside of the secretaire, clearly visible in the images. The secretaire's apron with minor scattered losses to edges, including two noticeable on the right handside (one 3cm long, the other 5cm long). As stated in the printed catalogue, the bun feet are later. Four keys.
Despite some minor restorations and losses, this cabinet is of attractive appearance and a charming example. "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."