Pair of Sconces
20,000 - 30,000 USD
Pair of Sconces
gilt bronze, frosted glass
14 ¼ x 8 ⅜ x 4 ½ in. (36.1 x 21.3 x 11.4 cm) each
Overall in very good condition. When viewed in person, the gilt bronze surfaces present with variegated gilt hues that enhance the depth and three-dimensionality of the metal surface. The gilding appears to have been sensitively restored at some point in the history of the pieces. The metal with some light oxidation and minimal wear to the patina consistent with age. The bronze presents with light surface scratches, and very minute indentations to the edges. The frosted glass panel fixtures rotate onto themselves, allowing a variety of placement combinations. The rotating mechanism was functional at the time of cataloguing. The original frosted glass panels appear to have been sensitively cleaned at some point in their history, and present with light surface scratches and very minor losses to the glass around the hinges consistent with installation. The sconces have been re-wired to American standards. 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.
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