The illustration is accurate. Good overall condition. The gilding is slightly tarnished.
Some pendants are loose and need refixing. A very few are probably missing It has been drilled for electricity.
As stated in the catalogue description, the height has probably been reduced. The hanging chains were probably longer. If necessary, it is easy to reproduce some elements of the chains to make them longer.
The electrical fitting should be okay but we do not guaranty the working order and it should be checked by a professional before any use.
Very nice and rare model with a nice gilding. "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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."