This 3 Light Gas Chandelier with Open Body Work
was manufactured in the early part of the 1890s
when the combination form Gas and Electric Chandeliers
were popular. You see many Gas and Electric Chandeliers
as well as Gas Chandeliers during this time(1885-1895)
with cast openwork like the detail shown on this chandelier.
You can see through the open work it is actually cast as
a pierced relief which lends a very deep detailing to the
type of casting features. In this case it is a stylized
floral spray with scrolls. It compliments the handsome and
unusual arm backs very nicely. The armbacks have the scroll
and floral spray detail as well.
The very nice rope tubing running up the gas pipe is
finished off with a very nice fluted canopy. This fluting is
also complimented by a small fluted ball on the bottom of
the body. The deep etched Gas Shades with Floral spray and
urns are a very nice compliment to the open body work
of the metal.