1900 gas electric brass pendant

$1,120.00

1 in stock

Description

I’m very pleased to offer this INCREDIBLE circa-1900 gas/electric brass pendant!

Yep, WOW!

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 pendant listed here represent a narrow window in the history of lighting. Which is kinda cool.

The gas arm is intact, and has a glass candle (!) covering the original gas jet.

The electric arm has an AMAZING acanthus leaf cluster over the bulb. This is soooooo beautiful.

The entire fixture abounds with delicious details, like the rose vine ‘growing’ up the stem!

While the fixture only accepts a single standard base 60W bulb, you can also use a clear Edison-style 100w-equivalent LED bulb.

The rich patina is also lovely.

The fixture is ideal for a foyer, hall, or small bedroom. The height is now 39-inches. I can reduce this about 18-inches; just let me know.

If your house was built in the late 1890s, or early 1900s, this knock-out might be ideal!

With new wiring, this fixture is ready to hang, and comes with all the mounting hardware needed!

DETAILS: The fixture accepts one standard base 60W bulb (not included). See information about an LED bulb, above.
COLOR: Brass with patina.
SIZE: See above. As well, the fixture is 13-inches wide.
CONDITION:
I love writing this: there’s no damage.
The socket is original (and in fine shape) with new wiring.
The glass candle is undamaged.
SHIPPING: Insured shipping in the Continental US will be…FREE!