Property from the Estate of Patsy R. Taylor
leaded glass, patinated bronze
shade impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1521-6
55 in. (139.7 cm) drop
24 in. (61 cm) diameter of shade
Overall in very good condition. When viewed firsthand, the shade displays a nuanced palette of variegated green tones ranging from emerald to olive green, which is complemented by the warm yellow-amber color of the bamboo stalks. The shade with approximately 10 hairlines dispersed throughout, stable. The shade with some minor traces of surface soiling concentrated to the contours adjacent to the leadlines, consistent with age. The shade with approximately 25 tiles which appear to have been reset in the period, likely by Tiffany Studios. This is a common feature with other examples we have seen of the Bamboo model given the composition of larger glass tiles in these shades. (The glass in these areas all appears to be period Tiffany glass.) With period hanging componentry, including ceiling canopy, hook, chain, cap, and socket cluster, all in very good condition with scattered minor surface scratches, abrasions, and wear consistent with age and handling. While the chandelier was in working order at the time of cataloguing, Sotheby's does not guarantee electrical components and suggests having all wiring inspected by a licensed electrician. A very handsome work with great scale and vibrant coloration.
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.