A good and elaborate cast gilt bronze French Chandelier, eight arms with chiselled and shaped Rococo decoration, retaining very fine and elaborate original cast set of chains, the top with a dish rose chiselled with foliage and flowers.
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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