Wrought Iron 3-Candle Chandelier
Presented here, a magnificant 18th century forged iron 3 arm candle chandelier . . . quite rare and extremely desirable. The previous owner stated that it originated out of Bucks County, Pennsylvania and the ironwork is certainly a testimony to the quality of work produced by the Pennsylvania German immigrants.
The piece was created with a single hanger arm that is somewhat tapered. It has a tight twisted form that begins about 1/3 of the way up, continuing to the very top where there is a rattail hanger hook, ending with a tiny curl. There are three arched arms present that end with a cone shaped candle holder.
The piece is in very fine condition and is all original with no loss. There is a small amount of age defining surface rust that in no way interferes with the use or integrity of the the piece, yet is mentioned merely for the sake of accuracy. It has not been oiled or altered in any way. It measures 19-1/4" tall (in total) with 4" arms. The cone shaped candle holders are each 2-3/4" tall with 1-1/4" openings. The piece is fresh to the market and a rare find! It is one of those pieces that would work well with primitives or high end colonial antiques in your home. Although this is a chandelier that was made to be hung, it can also be used as a candleholder on a table or sideboard as it is very stable. I think it would make a marvelous table centerpiece with a ring of flowers or greens around it.
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