An attractive and unusual cut glass and gilt bronze six arm Chandelier, the base section with tiered swags and drops, the centre section shaped and with fine matching pendant drops.
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ProvenanceIn the mid-19th century, as gas lighting caught on, branched ceiling fixtures called gasoliers (a portmanteau of gas and chandelier) were produced, and many candle chandeliers were converted. By the 1890s, with the appearance of electric light, some chandeliers used both gas and electricity. As distribution of electricity widened, and supplies became dependable, electric-only chandeliers became standard