Mid-Nineteenth Century four branch gilt-bronze Billiard Light
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Mid-Nineteenth Century four branch gilt-bronze Billiard Light

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Mid-Nineteenth Century four branch gilt-bronze Billiard Light:
with cross bars supporting four lights; the lotus decorated shaft engraved with maker’s mark: ‘THURSTONE & Co. Manufacturers BY APPOINTMENT To Her Majesty Catherine Street LONDON’. Originally a gas fitting, now adapted for electricity.
Height adjustable.

Height: 76" - 193.0cm
Width: 86" - 218.5cm
Projection: 52" - 132.0cm
Glossary Words

gilded, gilt

A very thin layer of gold applied to brass or bronze.

gasolier

Light-fitting made for gas. Gas was used in street lighting and most large town houses by the mid-19th century. Expensive fittings were made to appeal to weathier consumers and some chandelier makers like Osler produced cut-glass Gasoliers. Chandeliers also continued to be used with candles and oil, as when gas was very impure it could smell unpleasant and be dangerous. Some chandeliers were adapted into gasoliers.

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