PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE CANADIAN COLLECTION
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI GILT BRONZE TWO-BRANCH WALL LIGHTS, CIRCA 1780
height 14 in.; width 11 in.
35.5 cm; 28 cm
Catalogue photo is accurate, gilding is nice rich color with the expected minor rubbing and tarnishing and good old patina. Chasing of fine quality. Chains probably later.
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.
A similar pair of wall lights (without the hanging chains and rosettes) was sold Sotheby's New York, 4 May 1985, lot 158.