Description: the sliding top opening to reveal a chess board and tric-trac board, with one frieze drawer and a corresponding dummy drawer replete with a set of later carved Staunton pattern chess pieces in ebony and sandalwood
Dimensions: 73cm. high, 99cm. wide, 45.5cm. deep; 2ft. 4¾in., 3ft. 3in., 1ft. 6in.
Condition Report: Good quality piece in overall good conserved condition and ready to place/use. The surface has been repolished and there are areas of reveneering. The sliding top is bowed slightly but this doesn't impede its action. The tooled leather insets apparently original, though the trick-trac surface has been re-lined.
"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.
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Saleroom Notice: US regulations contain restrictions and prohibitions on the import of certain items which are designed to protect wildlife conservation. Sotheby's will not assist buyers with the shipment of this lot into the US.
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