Overall in good condition. The shade presents with some light surface soiling and several tight hairline cracks, some of them might have been previously stabilized.
The patinated bronze base presents with some light scratches, a few tiny chips of patina and instances of wear to the patina. The lower half of the base presents with oxidation and stains, more significant on the floor base. The heat cap presents with some oxidation and a few shallow indentations. Sotheby's does not guarantee electrical components and suggests having all wiring inspected by a licensed electrician. One socket is missing.
"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."