Pair of cut-glass Girandole Wall Lights by Perry & Co. on oval mirrors

Pair of cut-glass Girandole Wall Lights by Perry & Co. on oval mirrors

Pair of cut-glass Girandole Wall Lights by Perry & Co. on oval mirrors

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Pair of cut-glass Girandole Wall Lights by Perry & Co. on oval mirrors:
the three candle-branches on two tiers with central spire ornament at the centre; with ‘rope-twist’ branches and radial cut candle pans and body bowl; the bevelled mirrors with border of roundels. English, circa 1880 and restored.

Height:26"-66.0cm
Width:18"-46.0cm
Projection (Inches):12"
Glossary Words

Perry & Co

William Perry opened a shop at 72 New Bond Street in 1817 as Glass Manufacturer to the Prince Regent. The firm continued under different ownerships until the Depression of 1930. Perry produced a range of magnificent chandeliers, generally suitable for palaces. During the second half of the nineteenth century, at least, their name was linked with a particular kind of chandelier. It featured long, slender stem-pieces centring on an urn-shaped section, with generous double-ogee canopies above and a similar shaped dish inverted as a receiver bowl for the branches. Arms were normally rope-twist, often with moulded drip pans. There were seldom glass candle cups, merely a short tube with a saveall. The chandelier would be profusely dressed with graduated festoons of 'double-star' prisms and English 'pear' pendants, often alternating with clear spheres, and below, a faceted, pointed finial. They closed in 1921.

girandole

We apply this term to a wall light on a mirror back; the reflection giving an all-round light. Can also be used of any circular, branched support for candles or lights.

cut glass

Often now referred to as 'crystal', the glass was blown and shaped, then passed to a specialist cutter, who would polish and cut patterns to enhance its brilliance.

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