Outstanding 14-Light
Tin Chandelier.
New England, ca. early 19th century

Step into the elegance of early 19th century New England.

In an era when candles were often a luxury, this masterful tinned sheet-iron chandelier likely graced the hall of a prestigious meetinghouse or the opulent interior of an affluent home.

A testament to the skill of its tinsmith, three tiers of candle holders are elegantly joined by sweeping arms. Embellished with crimped round reflectors and skillfully shaped stars, it not only served as a source of illumination but also as a work of art. Imagine it lit two centuries ago as it cast enchanting patterns of light and shadow that danced along its surroundings. The large drop not only balances the design it also reinforces the frame.

Remarkably preserved this chandelier stands as a testament to the enduring craftsmanship of its time. Compact dimensions of about 23 inches maximum diameter x 28 inches in height. From a private New England collection.

One is unlikely to find a finer example. 

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