1905 gas electric 4 arm brass chandelier


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I’m very pleased to offer this circa-1905 gas/electric brass chandelier!

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 narrow window in the history of lighting. Which is kinda fabulous.

The chandelier has four arms. Two are electric. These are newly wired. The other two were originally for gas, but these have also been wired.

The chandelier is large! It’s 26-inches from large shade-to-shade, and 24-wide from small shade-to-small. It’s now 36-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 gas arms have lovely scroll work and turn keys. On the stem is an astonishing filigree disk!

The shades have intricate frosted designs.

The fixture was polished before I purchased it. It now has a slight patina, and this will only increase with time.

If you have a home built in the 1900s, and if you’ve been looking for something fabulous, this knock-out might be ideal.

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 small shade sockets accept standard base 60W bulbs (not included). The large shade sockets accept candelabra-base 40W bulbs. Clear Edison-style LED bulbs would look great.
COLOR: See above.
SIZE: See above. As well, the electric shades have 2-1/4-inch fitters. The gas shades have 3-1/4-inch fitters.
One small shade has a tiny chip to its bottom, inside edge.
The turn-key electric sockets are original (and in fine shape) with new wiring. The ‘gas’ sockets are new with new wiring.
SHIPPING: Insured shipping in the Continental US will be…FREE!