This work is in very good and stable condition overall. The work is fitted for an American electrical outlet. There is evidence of dust accumulation to the surface, particularly in the crevices of the links. The surface texture and tonal variations are consistent with the artist's choice of medium. The chain links show signs of minor dulling to the patinated surface in some areas along with scattered scuffs and scratches. There are some minor scuffs to the electrical wire. The lampshade element has some minor, scattered surface creasing and scattered accretions viewable upon close inspection. 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.