Good overall condition.
The lacquered metal floor base has most likely been re-painted at a later date and presents with some light surface scratches and some chips of paint, mostly concentrated along the edges, visible in the catalogue illustration. The paint is slightly craqueled throughout. The brass stem presents with a few scratches, some light pitting of oxidation and a few small oxidation stains. The lacquered metal shade has most likely been re-painted and is craqueled throughout with a few tiny chips of paint along the upper edge. The glass shade in very good overall condition with a few stains along the upper edge. "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."