Overall, the condition of the casket is good, with minor dirt and some wear to the surface consistent with age. There are a few minor stable splits and some scratches to the surface of the tortoiseshell. There is some glue residue and a small plug on the right side of the casket, it is possible there is some restoration here. There is some tarnishing and some minor warping to the metal mounts. The front right foot is loose and the right foot at the back has been reattached. One of the hinges at the back has been reinforced. The velvet interior is later. "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."