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. Note: This lot includes a box of more than 300 assorted prisms, which may or may not be original to this chandelier and the one in the next lot. 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. 2 missing drop finials. 9 missing candles. Other possible missing elements; an in-person examination is strongly advised.
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