A Highly Impressive 19th Century Brass Chandelier
17thcentury chandeliers are quite rare – it was only the wealthy who could afford to burn such a large number of expensive candles at the same time. However, by the 19thcentury they were becoming more frequent – many of them made on the continent, especially Holland.
This example is Dutch and dates from the mid-19thcentury, having solidly cast arms with drip pan and candleholder threaded together. It would have been originally wired at the end of the 19thcentury.
Height 36 inches by width 30 inches.
Re-wired, earthed and PAT tested.