Overall, the condition of the wood is very good, with minor dirt and some wear to the surface consistent with age. There is evidence of past worming to both candlesticks, in particular to the bases. There is further past worming to the top of one of the candlesticks around the drip pan. The bases are composed in sections and a joint is slightly visible to both bases. There is a small chip to this joint on one of the candlesticks. There is some greening and minor warping to the drip pans. There is candle wax residue to the drip pans and to the wood at the top of the candlesticks. One of the candlesticks is slightly loose on its base, but stable. "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."