French six-way cut glass and silver-plated ‘Flower’ Fringe Light

French six-way cut glass and silver-plated ‘Flower’ Fringe Light

French six-way cut glass and silver-plated ‘Flower’ Fringe Light

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French six-way cut glass and silver-plated ‘Flower’ Fringe Light:
with six cut-glass flowers bearing lamps on curving arms from centre
ring enclosing further flower light; the arms and ring hung with long
chains of cut-glass Victorian buttons with ‘triangle’ prisms.
Circa 1920, restored and rewired.

Height:15"-38.0cm
Width:18"-47.0cm
Glossary Words

electrolier

A term adopted about 1900 to describe chandeliers specifically made for electricity. The very first electricity supply systems were from 1882. Important country houses had their own generators installed, such as Chatsworth House in 1895. Electricity became more commonly used in middle class homes from 1900.

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