1905 gas electric brass pendant

$960.00

1 in stock

Description

I’m very pleased to offer this remarkable gas/electric circa 1905 brass pendant!

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

The fixture is retains its original gas jets (covered by the glass candle covers. Yes, glass!).

The tear-drop shade is stunning, and has a 3-1/4-inch fitter.

The overall length is 23-1/2-inches. The width is 13-inches. The scale is ideal for a foyer, hall, or small bedroom. I might be able to adjust the height.

The brass retains its rich patina.

Wholly restored and 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). A clear 100W-equivalent Edison-style LED bulb would look quite well and offer good light.
COLOR: See above.
SIZE: See above.
CONDITION:
The only issue is some scuffing to the brass center sphere. This is not readily obvious.
The wiring is new.
The glass candles are undamaged.
SHIPPING: Insured shipping in the Continental US will be…FREE!