PROPERTY OF A NEW YORK COLLECTOR
A GERMAN NEOCLASSICAL GILT METAL AND COBALT GLASS EIGHT-LIGHT CHANDELIER AFTER A DESIGN BY SCHINKEL, CIRCA 1815
wired for electricity
height 29 in.; width 29 in.; length 29 in.
73.5 cm; 73.5 cm; 73.5 cm
In overall good condition with scattered minor rubbing and losses to gilding. Blue glass plate later replaced, crown possibly associated.
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.
Identical arms appear on an eight-light chandelier designed c.1815 by the Prussian Court architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781-1841) for the town palace of Crown Prince August in Wilhelmstrasse 65, Berlin. Smaller versions are found at Schloss Glienicke, Wandsee and the Neuer Pavillon at Schloss Charlottenburg. A drawing of the design survives in the Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin.