This finely carved and impressive set is in overall good conserved condition, and would benefit from light cleaning according to taste and some general professional attention to the surface. There are marks and scratches consistent with age and use, and traces of old woodworm, which appears to be no longer active. The gilt (a mecca) and faux-marble painted surface, partly refreshed, presents overall losses, which do not however detract from the overall decorative effect of the set, and some secure construction hairline cracks. Some losses and scuffing on the edge of the candelabra's plinths.
Please note that this set has not been drilled for electricity.
Measurements: 185cm. high overall; the candelabra:110cm. high, 55cm. wide, 53cm. deep; the bases: 75cm. high, 37cm. wide, 37cm. deep. "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."