The blue is applied over the wood. Subjectively, it is in very good condition, but has normal imperfections gathered over the years.
I'll be happy to send you more photos of condition if you'd find them helpful. The desk has automatic shelf supports to hold the writing surface.
They extend when the front is lowered & retract when the face is closed. SOME DIMENSIONS IN CASE THEY ARE HELPFUL. Deepest Front-To-Rear Point is 15-1/2 when the front is closed. The Writing Surface is 27-1/2" Wide & 19-1/2" Deep.The Drawer depths are: (1) at 3-5/8" deep & (2) at 6" deep. The Inside Drawer is 1-5/8 deep. I can't box it, but can stretch wrap the piece. The item "Flip Down Front Secretary Desk Vintage" is in sale since Sunday, April 7, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Desks & Secretaries\1900-1950". The seller is "pgb1" and is located in Berkley, Michigan. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.