Overall in very good condition. The patina to the metal is variegated throughout, as inherent to the design and intended by the artist. The surfaces present with a few very minor scattered instances of adhesive and white paint residue throughout. The glue adhering the wires to the chandelier with some minor wear. One of the arms has been sensitively restored where the branch attaches to the central mount. When viewed in person, the dynamic ceiling light presents with an intricate decoration and very naturalistic composition that encapsulates Claude Lalanne's vision. 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.