1900 Early Electric chandelier

$2,380.00

1 in stock

Description

I’m very pleased to offer this circa-1900 Eraly Electric brass chandelier!

BACKGROUND:
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 chandelier listed here represent a very early all electric fixture in the history of lighting. Which is kinda fabulous.

The chandelier has four arms, and each has a gorgeous opalescent shade!

The chandelier is large! It’s 32-inches from shade-to-shade, and 48-1/2-inches long; I can adjust this up/down. Just let me know!

The fixture is ideal for over a dining room table. It would also make an exciting counter-point over an island in a modern-styled kitchen. Wow!

There are GORGEOUS details abounding. The arms have lovely scroll work. The sockets have astonishing turn keys. On the stem is a wow filigree disk!

The brass casting is quite fine, reflecting that this was a high-end fixture in its day.

The fixture has a lovely patina, which I but gently polished. There is some mottling, as is to be expected.

If you have a home built between 1895 and 1905, and if you’ve been looking for something extraordinary, this knock-out might be ideal.

PLEASE NOTE:
The chandelier will be shipped with the vertical rod removed. This will be easy to re-attach.

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

DETAILS:
The sockets accept standard base 60W bulbs (not included). Clear Edison-style LED bulbs would look great.
Just below the ceiling canopy about 6-inches is a curious detail I’ve never seen before: a narrow ring. I think is to stop the canopy from falling down during installation.
COLOR: See above.
SIZE: See above. As well, the shades have 2-1/4-inch fitters. The ceiling canopy is 3-7-8-inches wide; if this won’t cover your electric box, a good hardware store will have a flat ring that can be attached to the ceiling, and painted to match.
CONDITION:
Incredibly, there’s no damage.
The turn-key sockets retain their original insulators in fine shape. All the wiring is new.
SHIPPING: Insured shipping in the Continental US will be…FREE!