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Vintage Dutch Eight Arm Brass Chandelier Geometric Profile Holland circa 1920

An unusual vintage Dutch eight arm brass chandelier with a geometric profile from Holland circa 1920. This chandelier has a very striking appearance that combines an overall circular shape with the individual components possessing an eight sided profile. The use of the theme of eight facets extends to every section on the chandelier beginning with the vertical shaft in the centre. The chandelier is suspended from a circular ring with a series of vase forms that each have eight sides to form a series of facets around the entire circumference. The inward and outward moving curves of the shaft give further dimension along its entire length with the largest section located beneath the eight arms where the eight facets join together and terminate in a circular finial. Please note that the chandelier has an equally spaced arrangement of eight arms and each arm has two "C" shaped scrolls that are joined to create a broad "S" that extends from the centre all the way to the outermost point. All of the arms are also faceted with eight sides and their smaller scale gives a nice contrast to the centre column. There is a bobeche at the end of each arm that while circular in shape has an octagonal pattern on the underside that is visible when looking up at the chandelier. So the theme of eight is carried throughout the entire design of the chandelier and was chosen because these flat facets reflect light in a strong and discrete fashion. The tradition of using brass for chandeliers has long been a part of Dutch life and began when real candles were burned as the brass would be impervious to the flame even if the candle was left to burn until it was consumed. Also the soot from the candles remained on the surface of the brass and was easily cleaned off when the brass was polished. The higher the sheen of the polish the more light was reflected from brass, copper and silver. These metals were used extensively in affluent households where there was always staff to keep everything brightly polished. The chandelier has been rewired for American electricity and because it is from the early twentieth century the brass is hollow cast enabling the wiring to remain concealed. It is ready to be installed by a qualified electrician and each arm will accommodate a chandelier base bulb.

# EEJ214

DIMENSIONS

29.00" w x 29.00" d x 20.00" h

73.66cm w x 73.66cm d x 50.80cm h

$2,658.00

An unusual eight arm brass chandelier with a geometric profile from Holland c.1920. This chandelier has a very striking appearance that combines an overall circular shape with the individual components possessing an eight sided profile. The use of the theme of eight facets extends to every section on the chandelier beginning with the vertical shaft in the centre. The chandelier is suspended from a circular ring with a series of vase forms that each have eight sides to form a series of facets around the entire circumference. The inward and outward moving curves of the shaft give further dimension along its entire length with the largest section located beneath the eight arms where the eight facets join together and terminate in a circular finial. Please note that the chandelier has an equally spaced arrangement of eight arms and each arm has two "C" shaped scrolls that are joined to create a broad "S" that extends from the centre all the way to the outermost point. All of the arms are also faceted with eight sides and their smaller scale gives a nice contrast to the centre column. There is a bobeche at the end of each arm that while circular in shape has an octagonal pattern on the underside that is visible when looking up at the chandelier. So the theme of eight is carried throughout the entire design of the chandelier and was chosen because these flat facets reflect light in a strong and discrete fashion. The tradition of using brass for chandeliers has long been a part of Dutch life and began when real candles were burned as the brass would be impervious to the flame even if the candle was left to burn until it was consumed. Also the soot from the candles remained on the surface of the brass and was easily cleaned off when the brass was polished. The higher the sheen of the polish the more light was reflected from brass, copper and silver. These metals were used extensively in affluent households where there was always staff to keep everything brightly polished. The chandelier has been rewired for American electricity and because it is from the early twentieth century the brass is hollow cast enabling the wiring to remain concealed. It is ready to be installed by a qualified electrician and each arm will accommodate up to a sixty watt chandelier bulb for maximum illumination.