Overall the condition of the candlesticks is good. There is wear and dirt to the surface consistent with age including some remnants of wax consistent with use. There is minor warping to the drip pans of all candlesticks and there are several minor nicks to the edges of all pieces. There is a previously restored fissure to the base of one of the smallest candlesticks, which is making the top section tilt. The prickets on the middle-sized pair are slightly loose.
The alloy of the two tallest candlesticks is visibly different from the other four. "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."