Overall in very good condition. The brass surfaces present with light oxidation, surface scratches, scuffing and light soiling throughout consistent with age and gentle use. One edge of the shade presents with a small blemish to the brass measuring approximately ¾ in. long, not visually distracting. One screw is missing from the shade, not affecting stability or functionality. The painted interior of the shade presents with scattered losses to the white paint concentrated to the edges and not visually distracting when the piece is installed. The sycamore handle presents with age-appropriate wear throughout with abrasions and fading to the finish concentrated to the edges. One edge of the handle presents with two small chips to the wood, the largest measuring approximately 1/8 in. and stable. Sotheby's does not guarantee electrical components and recommends 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.