Gas chandelier

French
about 1860


Dimensions

approximately 165.1 h. x 111.8 diameter cm (65 h. x 44 diameter in.)

Accession Number

54.1605

Medium or Technique

Brass and crystal

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Lighting devices

Brass and crystal. Plain center stem, top cup has pendant drops, slightly above embossed band to which are attached glass “feathers.” Next flange is rayed with u-curved “feathers” and arched long drops of wide glass beads between narrow metal bands and small beads on outer dge. Within, a bracket with pendants and a cut bowl above wide metal rays over gas pipes, joined at tips with pierced vertical band of metal in concave sections. Each point has three brass candle branches with gas fittings, pendants and crystal bead garlands from sockets, band and tip of stem with ring for large glass ball.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. F. Carrington Weems