Normally, I do not buy damaged fixtures, but this one was just too stunning to pass up.
Also, depending on how one positioned the pendant, the damaged side of the shade may not even be visible. For example, in the Cross House, if I hung this in the round Receiving Room (where it would look FABULOUS), and faced the damaged side of the shade to the NW, I would never see the repair work as I enter/leave the room from the SE.
Mostly though, I purchased the fixture for the same reason I have taken in sick/injured animals. How can one say no?
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