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Gustav Stickley

Four-Light Electrolier, Model No. 233 (Variant)

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 USD

Property of a Private Collector

Gustav Stickley

Gustav Stickley

Four-Light Electrolier, Model No. 233 (Variant)

Four-Light Electrolier, Model No. 233 (Variant)

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 USD

Lot sold:

35,280

USD

Property of a Private Collector

Gustav Stickley

Four-Light Electrolier, Model No. 233 (Variant)


circa 1903

executed by the Craftsman Workshops of Gustav Stickley, Eastwood, New York

hand-wrought copper and iron, original glass

45 1/4 in. (114.9 cm) drop

20 1/2 in. (52.1 cm) diameter

Overall very good condition. The hand-wrought copper surfaces present with a beautifully aged patina and rich hammered texture with scattered light surface scratches, abrasions, some light surface soiling, and minor discolorations and wear, consistent with age and gentle handling. The hooks that secure the glass shades display some very minor bending. The glass shades present with slight variation in opacity and illuminate a soft green-yellow. The shades with scattered minor air bubbles and particulate inclusions inherent in the making and not visually distracting. The upper edges of the glass with some occasional minor flecks, not visible when the shades are installed. A handsome work with impressive scale and presence when viewed firsthand. Sotheby's does not guarantee electrical components and suggests having all wiring inspected by a licensed electrician.  


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.

Thomas W. Marchant House, Washington Court House, Ohio, circa 1903
Thence by descent
Private Collection, Columbus, Ohio
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Kevin W. Tucker, Gustav Stickley and the American Arts & Crafts Movement, exh. cat., Dallas Museum of Art, 2010, p. 162 (for the standard version of the model)