It holds 4 large panels and a central bowl by. The famous glass factory from Luneville France.
All five shades are signed Muller fres Luneville. The famous Paris based company of H. Petitot was started by is father Antonin Petitot in 1878. His son Henri took over in 1917 and during the interbellum it grew into one of the largest firms producing bronze, high quality art deco lighting in France. The chandelier is represented in the 1931 Petitot catalog in a slightly different version.
Before 1931 Petitot issued the more luxerious version like the one on offer here with another , complex made, canopy. The chandelier has a height of 85,5 cm (33-21/32) and a diameter of 53 cm (20-55/64 inches). The fixture has its original 90 y/o nickel plating.
Its in fairly good condition given its age, with a nice patina: it shows wear allowing the bronze metal to shine through. I have cleaned it and placed an agent against oxidation. The lamp is newly wired.It holds 5 American standard sockets. For European countries I will place E27 ones.
When you make an offer please let me know to which country I must send the lamp so that I can calculate my best price. Check out over 300 other French art deco lamps in my shop.
Art deco lamps made in France were equiped with B22 bayonet sockets. For most countries like Europe or the US such sockets are practicaly impossible to use. For instance in the States 110 volt bulbs with B22 fitters are obscure, very hard to find and only one model bulb in very limited wattages is available.In spite of what sellers of unrestored pieces of poor quality claim in their ads when they offer lamps with bayonet caps sockets : except for the UK and Australia French chandeliers and lamps need to be rewired for your country. In order to fit Edison large or small screw base bulbs as used in the USA, B22 sockets have to be replaced by American candelabra base or standard/medium size Edison screw-in sockets. E14 and E27 are modern replacements for European countries. An additional complication is that the size thread used in early French lighting to connect the sockets to the chandelier mountings or lamp bases is not compatible with the modern size threads used in the USA and Europe.
New American or European sockets do not just screw on to the old lamp fixtures. In order to make it possible to use an original old French chandelier or lamp with modern screw bulb bases, a specialized restorer will have to re-tap the threads.All my cleaned and restored chandeliers, sconces and lamps come rewired with the correct sockets you will need to use modern bulbs in your country. The item "MULLER FRERES & PETITOT signed FRENCH 1930 ART DECO CHANDELIER. 1925" is in sale since Friday, August 9, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Lamps".
The seller is "paravas" and is located in Rotterdam. This item can be shipped worldwide.