Large, important, American Aesthetic Movement chandelier. We were lucky enough to purchase this elegant, all original six arm chandelier at an excellent price locally from a New York City home, and the very reasonable price reflects our good buy, not the quality or authenticity of this light. This fine Victorian light is large in size but not overly ornate or heavy. It is made of both brass and copper elements, which provide a contrast that was very popular during the Aesthetic Period. Each of the six tubular brass arms is connected to the central brass body with a stylized leaf and flower decoration in copper. There is also an open "bird cage" also in copper, which ends in curlicues on the central brass shaft. Each arm retains it's original cast brass gas "key" and shade holder. The original large canopy is a modified "beehive" design and is also copper. The large Period, open bowl shaped shades on this beautiful light are also exceptionally lovely with very delicate designs of lily of the valley flowers, shells and swags. All six shades are in excellent original condition. Originally gas, the fixture has been professionally electrified with Edison based sockets. All the metal, both copper and brass have a lovely old patina. This fixture is easily lengthened or shortened to suit. 36" diameter x 46 1/2" long as pictured.
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