Antique French Empire Style Crystal Basket Chandelier, with hundreds of original hand polished crystal beads & square amber crystals that reflect the light beautifully. Chandeliers such as this cast a beautiful elegant light over French chateaus in the 17th century. This early 1900's (art deco era) chandelier is a rare smaller size (8"inches wide × 18" inches tall).
Perfect for a smaller room, entryway/ hallway, bedroom or even a guest bathroom. This Lamp was made in Czechoslovakia, the premier makers of crystals for the French market.
The brass metal frame features 2 rows of large square amber colored prisms while a matching faceted amber glass finial adorns the basket bottom. Top and bottom halves of frame are held together by 3 brass thumb screws which can be quickly unscrewed for full access to the inside. This feature is necessary for proper maintenance in the action of internal cleaning, bulb replacement & adjustments/repairs.
Fixture comes complete with the original brass ceiling canopy & 24 inch drop chain. Fixture needs to be ceiling mounted & hardwired by an electrician to the current safety standards. CONDITION This is a pre-owned 100 year old chandelier that has never been restored, deep cleaned or polished (only dusted/wiped off). All of the crystals & prism pins seem to be present & I cannot find any breaks or chips.
Chandelier may benefit from a deep cleaning/polish if a more pristine refined look is desired. I do see some wear from age & regular use. Areas of the brass metal show slight darkening.
This may simply be layers of dust & grime that have built up over the years or possible patina formation on the brass surface. I see a few dents & bulges in the metal framwork located in the areas where the top & bottom halves are joined (please refer to images). Although difficult to notice, these areas could be straighten out with pliers & a steady hand if needed.I also see 1 slit in the metal frame which originates from one of the bolt openings. This break is completely hidden when the fixture is fully assembled & has no effect on the overall functionality or structural integrity of the chandelier (see photos).
Cosmetic flaws are reflected in the asking price & all can be viewed by zooming in on the provided images. Please make sure to review all of the photos & message me with any questions. The item "Antique French Empire Style Amber Crystal Basket Chandelier, 1920's Art Deco" is in sale since Wednesday, February 3, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Architectural & Garden\Chandeliers, Sconces & Lighting Fixtures". The seller is "arcadiaretrotreasures" and is located in Batavia, Illinois.This item can be shipped to United States.