Overall in very good condition. The brass surfaces with minor scattered oxidation throughout, concentrated to the base. The painted shade and lampholder with minor scattered scuffs, scratches and spotting, not visually disruptive. The area directly around the shade mount with minor paint loss, not visually disruptive. The rubber bumpers with cracking, shrinkage and discolouration throughout. All of the above are either visible or partially visible in the catalogue illustration. The original brass in line switch is included, not visible in the catalogue illustration. Sotheby's does not guarantee electrical components and recommends having all wiring inspected by a licenesed 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."