17th Century Design Six Arm Chandelier

REF: 6049

17th Century Design Six Arm Chandelier

REF: 6049

A bronze, six arm Chandelier of 17th century design, well patinated and original finish, the upper section of arms convolvulus, centre turned supports.

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  • Height 66.04 cm / 26 14"
  • Diameter 58 cm / 22 "

Category

  • Period 1850-1899
  • Year c. 1910
  • Country England
  • Provenance In the mid-19th century, as gas lighting caught on, branched ceiling fixtures called gasoliers (a portmanteau of gas and chandelier) were produced, and many candle chandeliers were converted. By the 1890s, with the appearance of electric light, some chandeliers used both gas and electricity. As distribution of electricity widened, and supplies became dependable, electric-only chandeliers became standard