Each overall in very good condition consistent with age and gentle use. The wrought iron frames with minor scattered rubbing and oxidation. The alabaster shades are likely later replacements. The marble base with minor scuffing and a few minor nicks to the edges throughout.
The lamp rests at a very slight angle which is not visually disruptive. One upper corner of the base with a minor loss which measures approximately 5/8 in. square, another lower corner with a minor chip approximately 1/4 in. and neither are visually disruptive.
Lamp 2. One flat edge of the base with a v shaped carved groove running vertically which measures approximately 1 3/4 in. One lower corner with a loss which measures 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. and is not immediately visible when the lamp is upright. Another corner with two minor chips to the top left and lower right corners, each measuring 1/8 in. square and are not visually disruptive.
Overall a rare pair of floor lamps that are a quintessential example of Edgar Brandt's oeuvre in wrought iron.
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