Pair of eight branch cut glass and gilded Chandeliers by Perry

Pair of eight branch cut glass and gilded Chandeliers by Perry

Pair of eight branch cut glass and gilded Chandeliers by Perry

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Pair of eight branch cut glass and gilded Chandeliers by Perry:
in late 18th Century style, with scrolling ‘rope-twist’ branches and scallop-edged candle pans; the baluster stem with ornate gilded mounts rising to a crown of gilded fronds; dressed with graduated chains of ‘chain-pears’ and pear-shaped pendants; with striking facet-cut finial.
Late Perry, circa 1920, and restored.

Height:40"-102.0cm
Width:30"-76.0cm

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.

gilded, gilt

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

baluster

A term used to describe the stems of chandeliers, meaning shaped like a balustrade; curvaceous, with a series of urns.

finial

Ornament forming a finishing flourish.

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