PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE CANADIAN COLLECTION
A GERMAN NEOCLASSICAL GILT BRONZE AND CUT GLASS EIGHTEEN-LIGHT CHANDELIER, CIRCA 1810
with later additions, wired for electricity
height 53 in.; diameter 31 in.
135.5 cm; 78.5 cm
Chandelier in good condition, the gilding a nice color with the usual rubbing and tarnishing to surface. Some losses and replacements to drops. Some later metal elements associated with the electrification, including the central metal rod. Glass obelisks associated. Impressive model, ready to hang.
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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Jean Renoncourt, Paris, 1985