The brass elements present with scratches, wear and oxidation to the finish.
The glass shades present with a few tiny chips of glass along the rim, consistent with use and not visible when the piece is set.
A later wooden panel has been added (height : 2,2 cm) to ease the hanging of the lot (visible in the catalogue illustration).
The blacks cords are later replacements. The diameter of the wooden plaque is 51 cm "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."