Ornate late 19th century gilt bronze 30-light gasolier or chandelier, now wired for electricity, from a historic late 19th century mansion (the companion chandelier is also offered in this auction). Acanthus canopy with scrolling tendrils and acanthus overlaid branches supporting 12 candle arms, with leaf and fruit drop ornaments and prisms. 39" H x 55" dia. Circa 1885. Does not include prisms. Provenance: deaccessioned from a Southern historic house museum. CONDITION: Was in working condition prior to removal from site but may need rewiring to function safely and effectively in new setting. 1 missing scroll return at bottom. 2 missing scroll returns on leaf tips (which hold prisms). 2 rear leaf returns detached but retained. 6 missing drop finials. 9 missing candles. Other possible missing elements; an in-person examination is strongly advised.
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