Pretty antique style vintage French gilt metal glass drop lustre hung double wall light


Shipping to United States: $54.44

A very pretty and sparkly bronze d'or or ormolu wall light fitting in antique style, hung with an array of cut glass beads and drops or lustres, and having glass cups for each of the two branches.

This wall light combines elements of classical design, the back plate is circular and decorative, while the cups are formed from glass saucers with cut glass decoration to refract more light. There are clusters of glass drops called lustres hanging from the arms, the purpose of these was to amplify and bounce the light around.

The light fitting on each side is covered by a mock candle sleeve with wax drips. These sleeves are a little worn and tatty, if preferred replacements can be purchased online quite readily. The finish of these light fittings is antique gilt colour.

The pieces are heavy cast metal, probably bronze with a gilt finish usually called ormolu. Each branch has a covering of shaped glass pieces with flat floral beads at each join, adding to the light reflection and sparkle.

Size approx diameter of back plate 10 cm, height overall 16cm, Total width 27cm, depth 19cm. Glass cup diameter each 10cm. Measurements do not include the glass lustres.
At the back, a short piece of leaf decorated bronze bar has been soldered across the circular plate, to aid in fixing to the wall, as the weight can be supported on a nail, screw or bracket hooked to the bar.
As with all vintage and antique lighting, these should be wired and installed by a qualified electrician.

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