Antique Middle Eastern Gilt Bronze Gas Chandelier
Our lovely antique chandelier from the Renaissance Revival period is crafted from steel, bronze and gilt metal, and features an elongated spherical lantern form with pierced scrollwork depicting Isamic crescents and stars, with door with small crescent moon handle that opens to reveal a single gas candle inside, inlaid with faceted red, white and blue glass jewels, and three candle arms with pink glass candle covers and cranberry red drip pans with red and white ruffle shaped drip pans. Originally designed for gas lighting each candle plus a central candle inside the lantern. Apparently unsigned. In very good condition. There are repaired cracks and remaining small loss to one pink glass candle. 42 inches tall and 12 inches across. Could be retrofit to install candelabra size sockets and wiring.
The most unusual and beautiful example of its kind we have seen in our twenty years in business!
( turkish ottoman mosque )