Overall in good original condition. The gilt bronze surfaces present with some surface scratches, a few minute abrasions, areas of rubbing and light surface dirt consistent with age and gentle use. The interior of the leaves at the base and recessed areas of the flowers at the top with oxidation. The interior of the bobèche with surface soiling and wax remnants from use. A very poetic candlestick. 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.