Ten-branch cut glass Victorian ‘Lighthouse’ Chandelier with spires
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Ten-branch cut glass Victorian ‘Lighthouse’ Chandelier with spires

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Ten-branch cut glass Victorian ‘Lighthouse’ Chandelier with spires:
with ten fine ‘rope-twist’ U-shaped arms, and ten cut glass spires; dressed with glass leaves and graduated tiers of ‘triangle’ pendants, the centre with racemes of ‘Victorian’ prisms and longer ‘triangle’ pendants. Part of a suite of Chandeliers from The Liverpool Assembly Rooms.
Circa 1860, originally for gas, now restored and adapted for electricity.

Height: 50" - 127.0cm
Width: 40" - 101.5cm
Glossary Words

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.

Victorian

The Victorian era corresponds with the reign of Queen Victoria in England from 1839 to 1901.

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