Good overall condition. The patinated iron presents with a few scratches, some instances of wear to the patina and with a few instances of oxidation. Right above the gilt ball, several losses of patina revealing some light rust. The gilt ball presents with some instances of wear to the gilding and with some oxidation in the recessed areas.The foot base presents with a white wax stains of approximately 2 x 2 cm. Wax remnants within and around the candle holders. "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."