Antique French Bronze Chandelier. Heavy, French, Gold Bronze 5 Arm Ceiling Light.
This gorgeous, French bronze chandelier is elegant and ornate and will add a touch of "Rococo/Baroque" style to any period home.
In excellent vintage condition, the bronze has some signs of natural tarnishing and its patina is darker in some areas than others, giving the look and feel of stylish early 19th century "French Empire" interiors. The rich, glossy gold is sumptuously ornate. It has five fixed arms with sockets for candle-shaped, screw fitting bulbs. Each branch terminates in a decorated bronze drip tray, with the original imitation "dripping" candle covers that slide on and off of the stems easily. The candle drips are the original cream plaster, they have slight signs of aging but this simply adds to the charm and authenticity of the piece.
This light is wired with the original vintage wiring. It is in full working order, the last photo shows it illuminated, with all the bulbs lit.
*Please note that the light bulbs are for display only and will not be dispatched with the light due to the various voltages used around the world.
This light fixes to the ceiling by hanging on a hook (not supplied) the ceiling rose slides up to conceal the hook and wires and the little screw at the side holds it in place.
The hanging chain length can be adjusted, according to preference.
The drop measures 62cms/ 25" from the ceiling rose to the base (it is 40cms/ 15 ¾" long, without the chain.)
The ceiling rose is a huge 9cms/ 3½" diameter.
The maximum span across two opposite arms is 51cms/ 20" wide.
It weighs a heavy 5kgs/ 11 lbs!
**Please note that vintage lighting can never be assumed to be safe. It is imperative that this light is checked, tested and installed by a competent electrician before use. It may need to be re-wired, to become compliant with modern standards. We strongly recommend that this light is checked by a qualified electrician in your own country to comply with local safety regulations.
***At the top of this light there is a small round opening, with a screw thread. As the top is flat it cannot be seen, we do not know if this was just part of the molding process or if it had a cover, at some point in the past. It is barely detectable - see photos.
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