641-10L-CH Gaslight Replica 10 Light Chandelier Circa 1890 in Polished Unlacquered Brass
641-10L-DK 10 Light Chandelier in Antique Brass Finish
641-10L-PW 10 Light Chandelier in Pewter Finish
641-10L-OB 10 Light Chandelier in Oil Rubbed Bronze Finish
This is a very nice chandelier recreated from originals made by Reliance of Philadelphia, Circa 1890. The large ball in the center of the fixture probably added to the romantic atmosphere with the gas lighting reflecting off its curved surfaces, giving the impression of a chandelier with many more lights than it actually had.
At this time is was not unusual to mix two types of gas burners on one fixture. The two different tiers of arms originally held candle lights on the upper tier and wide spread gas burners with shades on the bottom tier. This gave a dual use as low light, and brighter light. Sort of a gas light equivalent of our electric dimmer switches of today. For our chandelier, we chose to make all the arms the same size, but left the two-tier effect.
Fixture uses 4" fitter shades. Shades are sold separately. We picture 073G as a suggestion. Dress up this fixture by using fancy shades such as our hand-cut glass shades 0245G .
pictured here also are a few charming additions to a room holding this chandelier. Look for the spin-cast brass ball on sconces such as 606-TRP-SA , and 604-DAE-ES . Tie into the beautiful pierced brass detail on the canopy and fitters by using newel post light 299-FGE-NW . By 1890 electricity was being phased in, so the transitional sconce and newel post are appropriate to the period.
Fixture is 46" tall, but can be shortened to 28". Spread: 39". For shortening, note that the disk that holds the chains at the stem is adjustable up and down with a set screw making shortening easy.
Although the 10 sockets rated for higher than 100 watts each, we recommend no more than a total of 1,000 watts, due to the heat. If using CF bulbs, a higher wattage output may be displayed.