What is guaranteed?
gilt brass, lacquered sheet metal
47 in. (119.3 cm) including finial
14½ in. (36.8 cm) diameter of shade
Overall in very good condition. The gilt bronze surfaces present with some light surface scratches and minor edge abrasions consistent with gentle use. The gilding presents with some faint discolorations and minor losses to the gilding concentrated to the areas around the shade, consistent with age and use and not visually distracting. The central stem presents with some looseness not affecting the stability or functionality of the piece. The tole peinte shade is in well preserved condition, with some faint discoloration spots and minute accretions to the surface which are not visible unless closely inspected. The lamp is wired to American standards. 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.