Good overall condition.
Scattered minor scratches and some small dents scattered on the lacquered metal and the brass. A few more significant dents on the shades and the top of the shades.
Some small areas have been re-painted at a later stage on the shades and on the stem.
Light traces of oxidation throughout the surface.
All consistent with age and use.
One of the ball-and-socket joint is stuck.
One of the three screws of the stem is different from the two others.
Surface dirt, especially inside the shades.
Sotheby's does not guarantee electrical components and suggests having all wiring inspected by a licensed electrician. "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."