Property of a New York Collector
FOUR-LIGHT FLOOR CANDELABRUM
favrile glass, patinated bronze
two shades engraved L.C.T.; one shade engraved L.C.T. Favrile
base impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK twice
49⅞ in. (124.1 cm) high
22½ in. (57.2 cm) wide
Overall in very good condition. The four “Tulip” shades comprise a well-matched set with strong iridescence. The shades each with some scattered minor edge flecks and chips to the lower edges and with some scattered minor and fine surface scratches throughout, consistent with age and gentle handling. One shade with a slightly larger chip to the lower edge measuring approximately ½ inch wide, not visible when the shade is assembled. The glass surfaces with some occasional areas of adhesive residue and remnants of old paper labels. The base features a period Tiffany four-light kerosene-burning candelabrum retrofitted to a period Tiffany floor base; the candelabrum and base therefore display slightly different patinas and the candelabrum is very subtly misaligned to the base, only visible upon close inspection. The bronze surfaces with scattered minor surface scratches, abrasions, and discolorations throughout consistent with age and gentle handling. The rod and foot with some scattered corrosion to the metal surface consistent with age. The feet are slightly misaligned and may require slight bending at the buyer’s discretion to ensure stability of the candelabrum in the setting where it is displayed. One foot with an area of white house paint residue.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.
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 INCLUDED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Christie's East, March 4, 1994, lot 41
Private Collection, New York
Sotheby's New York, March 10, 2005, lot 147
Acquired from the above by the present owner