1890s brass gas/electric pendant


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I’m very pleased to offer this INCREDIBLE late-1890s gas/electric brass pendant!


For much of the 19th-century, gas lighting was the norm. In the last decade of the century, electric lighting started to make inroads, and gas/electric combination fixtures became popular. During the first decade of the 20th-century, gas lighting waned in popularity, and all-electric fixtures became widely available.

As such, the pendant listed here represents a narrow window in the history of lighting. Which is kinda cool.

There are two electric arms, and two unconverted gas arms.

The electric arms feature a pair of dazzling opalescent glass shades.

The gas arms feature a pair of opalescent bobeches!

That these glass pieces are extant? Amazing!!!!!!!!

AND…the gas jets have glass ‘candle’ covers!

The electric pull-chain sockets accept standard 60W bulbs. You can use clear Edison-style 100W-equivalent LED bulbs to offer 200W of light. NOTE: A wall switch can control the pendant (rather than the pull-chains), if your room is wired as such.

The pendant also abounds with luscious cast-brass flourishes. OMG! Just so gorgeous!

And the ribbed ceiling canopy? Yummy!

I but gently polished the rich patina. Note how the patina has several tones.

This is one of the most beautiful gas/electric combination fixture I’ve ever offered.

This fixture is ready to hang, and comes with all the mounting hardware needed!

DETAILS: The fixture accepts standard base 60W bulbs (not included). You can also use LED bulbs; see above.
COLOR: See above.
SIZE: The fixture hangs down about 22-inches and is 22-1/2-inches wide (from bobeche to bobeche). I might be able to adjust the length. The fitters are 2-1/4-inch.
One glass shade has a tiny chip. One bobeche has a tiny chip. I mean tiny.
Just above the oval filigree body is a brass cone. This has a crack. It’s not readily obvious.
The sockets are original (and in fine shape) with new wiring and paper insulators.
SHIPPING: Insured shipping in the Continental US will be…FREE!