Gas/Electric Two-Arm Chandelier with Prismatic Shades, c1900

Item # R2176


Item # R2176

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We swear, this antique is like a classroom curriculum rolled into one fixture. It's got history, science, and art. (Stick with us here…)

The history part: With sockets facing up and down, this piece marks the time when gas lamps were vying with electric fixtures for primacy. Lighting manufacturers alit on the bright idea of offering combination fixtures – gas facing up, electric facing down – so homeowners could straddle the line. You can see the keys for adjusting the gas just below the top sockets.

The science: Prismatic shades, like those this chandelier wears, were scientifically engineered with prisms to refract the dim light of early carbon- and tungsten-filament. The result was an amplified, no-glare, no-dark-spots glow.

The art: Look at it, will you? The delicately fluted oval body, the elaborate finial, and slim canopy all contribute to a portrait of loveliness.

  • Notes: This fixture has some imperfection in the band of the fixture and 4 small holes were capped, neither issue is distracting or affects the stability of the fixture
  • Historical Style: Industrial

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