The shellac finish was beginning to show some age and the glued top had started to let go.
The repairs already made, the desk is freshly varnished and showing off in the afternoon light. You can see the pen tray and inkwell holder at the back of the pull out drawer.
The legs were cooked after years in the sun and rain outside.
Original manufacturer tag a bit out of focus, sorry for that, but it was left in tact and sealed over with a coat of varnish.