The condition of lots can vary widely and the nature of the lots sold means that they are unlikely to be in a perfect condition. Lots are sold in the condition they are in at the time of sale.
Ready to place. The ormolu with some wear, rubbing, surface dirt, and verdigris as to be expected. Some sections of ormolu likely regilt evidenced by some slight variation in color. The branches with metal hooks throughout likely for securing electrical wiring. Some of the faux candle sleeves with some wear, cracks, and minor losses. The glass drops with some minor surface scratches and 'nibbling' to the edges. Possibly lacking some drops as evidenced by some vacant pierced holes for hanging. One of the glass spacers to the central rod with a chip to the lower rim. A further section of molded glass possibly lacking from the central column above the lower bowl. The upper most ormolu acanthus corona slightly loose, though secure. Wired for electricity. Please note that Christie's does not guarantee the working order of electrical items.